U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that they are collaborating with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in processing employment-based immigrant visas for applicants living outside the US. In a recent announcement, USCIS has announced that they urge anyone within the United States who may be eligible for an employment-based adjustment of status to note these important reminders regarding Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination, and Vaccination Record.
UCSIS noted that if the person is planning to file an adjustment of status application, he/she should include a valid Form I-693. If applicants have a pending Form I-485, Adjustment of Status Application, they should not send an unsolicited Form I-693 to USCIS.
USCIS is proactively identifying employment-based adjustment of status applications with available visas with no valid Form I-693. In such cases, USCIS is directly contacting applicants to request that form.
When the applicant’s previously filed Form I-485 does not have a valid Form I-693, his/her underlying petition is approved, and a visa is available to him/her, it will help USCIS use the available visas and adjudicate his/her application if he/she visits a civil surgeon and has a valid Form I-693 on hand when USCIS sends the request to the applicant.
Note that Form I-693 is valid for two years from the date that the civil surgeon signs the form.
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