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USCIS Temporarily Waiving 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures on Form I-693

As part of our continued vigilance on the status of any I485 Adjustment of status Rules or Policy updates, We at IKS ESQ LLC are exited to shared the following information Released by the USCIS.

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 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 (including Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), until Sept. 30, 2022.

This temporary waiver will help applicants who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related processing delays, which have sometimes caused delays in completing the immigration medical examination. Temporarily allowing applicants to submit their underlying application for an immigration benefit with a completed Form I-693, even if the civil surgeon signed more than 60 days prior, will allow individuals to complete the application process without the need to undergo another immigration medical examination if Form I-693 is otherwise valid."

This will be welcomed news to many of our clients who are in processes or soon to be in process of an I-485 adjustment of status. We at IKS will remain vigilant for any new policy changes that will affect out immigration clients.

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