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Changes in the Medical Exam

Generally, the medical exam is required for the I-485, Application to Adjust Status. The Form I-693 for the medical exam is valid for 2 years from the date that the USCIS Civil Surgeon signs it. On December 9, 2021 USCIS temporarily "waived" the requirement that the I-693 be submitted within 60 days of the date of the USCIS Civil Surgeon's signature. This waiver of the 60 day requirement will last until September 30, 2022.

USCIS recently switched to the 9/13/21 edition of the Form I-693 for those applicants whose I-693 was signed by the USCIS Civil Surgeon on October 1, 2021 or later. This edition of the Form I-693 includes the COVID vaccine requirement.

While there is no USCIS filing fee for Form I-693, the USCIS Civil Surgeon's fee may vary from physician to physician. You can find a USCIS Civil Surgeon on the USCIS website here.

You can find further information regarding the Form I-693 on the USCIS website here.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the medical examination, you may wish to consult with an immigration attorney. Attorney Rebecca Carcagno offers a free initial intake consultation which can help you determine if you are eligible for an adjustment of status and provide you some general information regarding the application. You may schedule this free initial intake consultation with Attorney Carcagno at (734) 999-0360 or through the website.

***Please keep in mind that this blog posting is for educational purposes only (i.e., to give you general information and a general understanding of this immigration related matter); this blog posting does not provide specific legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship.***


Rebecca Carcagno

The Law Offices of Rebecca Carcagno, PLLC

2512 Carpenter Rd

Suite 102A

Ann Arbor, MI 48108


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