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  • Crossing the Border: New Medical Exam 60 Day Rule Suspension

    Due to processing delays and related impacts from COVID-19, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily waiving a requirement that the Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) must have been signed by the civil surgeon (physician) performing the examination no more than 60 days before an applicant applies for an immigration […]
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  • USCIS Temporarily Waiving 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures

    On December 9, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is temporarily waiving the requirement that the civil surgeon sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an applicant files an application for the underlying immigration benefit until Sept. 30, 2022. Under the newly […]
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  • An In-Depth Look at the COVID Vaccination Requirements for Immigrant Medical Examinations

    According to the CDC, the COVID-19 virus meets all the criteria to make it a Class A Inadmissible Condition. This essentially means that without vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid waiver (which will be described later), applicants will be denied their green card. The COVID-19 vaccine is now a requirement for all eligible green card applicants and […]
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  • USCIS Confirms Form I-693 Medical Examination Edition Date is Determined by Civil Surgeon’s Signature Date

    As of Friday October 1, 2021, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a new edition of Form I-693, the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.  This new version of Form I-693 requires all green card applicants to receive a full series vaccine for COVID-19. The new form is dated 9/13/2021 and as of October 1, 2021, USCIS will only accept the 9/13/2021 […]
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  • USCIS Temporarily Extending Validity Period of Form I-693

    On August 12, 2021, USCIS announced that it is temporarily extending the validity period of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examinations and Vaccination Record, to four years. The form was previously valid for only two years.  Under the newly released guidance, USCIS may consider a completed Form I-693 valid if:  The civil surgeon’s signature is dated no […]
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