USCIS Urges Employment-Based Adjustment Applicants to Promptly Send Medical Forms When Requested
To ensure USCIS is able to use as many available visas as possible for FY2022, the agency urges anyone within the United States who may be eligible for an employment-based adjustment of status to note the following regarding Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record:
- 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, please do not send an unsolicited Form I-693 to USCIS. We are proactively identifying employment-based adjustment of status applications with available visas that lack a valid Form I-693 and are 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 we send the request to you.
- A Form I-693 is valid for two years from the date that the civil surgeon signs the form.
USCIS also announced via Twitter:
If you are applying for an employment-based Green Card and we sent you a Request for Evidence (RFE) for your Form I-693, please respond as soon as possible so we can finalize a decision on your adjustment application. Learn more https://t.co/kHzzzL3OGL pic.twitter.com/eHOgKYaQcG— USCIS (@USCIS) September 9, 2021