USCIS Removes 60-Day Rule for Form I-693

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Apr 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

On March 31, 2023, USCIS issued policy guidance on the permanent removal of the requirement that the civil surgeon's signature on Form I-693 be dated no more than 60 days before an applicant files the application for the underlying immigration benefit. Guidance is effective as of 03/31/2023; comments are due by 05/01/2023.

Starting May 31, 2023, USCIS will accept only the 03/09/2023 edition of Form I-693. Until then, one can also use the 07/19/2022 edition of Form I-693. If the civil surgeons sign form on or after October 05, 2022, one must use the 03/09/2023 or 07/19/2022 editions. One can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions. Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format. If you complete and print this form to mail it in, make sure that the form edition date and page numbers are visible at the bottom of all pages and that all pages are from the same edition of the form. If any of the form's pages are missing or are from a different edition of the form, USCIS may reject your form.

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