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USCIS Urges Employment-Based Adjustment Applicants to Promptly Send Medical Forms When Requested

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) urges Permanent Resident

“Green Card” applicants who have received a request from USCIS for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to return the completed form as soon as possible by overnight, priority, or courier delivery. USCIS requests a prompt response from applicants as it ramps up efforts to finalize adjustment applications. The agency is urging anyone within the United States who may be eligible for an employment-based adjustment of status to note the following:

  • If you are planning to file an adjustment of status application, be sure to include a valid Form I-693.

  • If you have a pending Form I-485, Adjustment of Status Application, do not send an unsolicited Form I-693 to USCIS. USCIS states that it is proactively identifying employment-based adjustment of status applications with available visas that lack a valid Form I-693 and is directly contacting applicants to request that form.

  • If you know that your previously filed Form I-485 does not have a valid Form I-693, your underlying petition is approved, and a visa is available to you, it will help USCIS use the available visas and adjudicate your application if you visit a civil surgeon and have a valid Form I-693 on hand when USCIS sends the request to you.

  • A Form I-693 is valid for two years from the date the civil surgeon signs the form.

USCIS issued the information above via email and made a brief related announcement on Twitter. Please contact one of our attorneys for more information.


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