Recently USCIS updated Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Starting October 05, 2022, USCIS will only accept the 07/19/2022 edition of the form. These dates are based on when the civil surgeon signs the form, and not when USCIS receives it. This means you may also use the 09/13/21 edition if the civil surgeon signs your form by October 04, 2022. If the civil surgeon signs your form on or after October 05, 2022, you must use the 07/19/2022 edition of the Form I-693. Please note, you can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions and the dates are listed in mm/dd/yyyy format.
Also, USCIS had previously announced that, it was 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 the date the applicant files Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. It is still in the best interest of applicants to undergo the immigration medical examination close to the time of filing their Form I-485, as their Form I-693 only retains its evidentiary value for two years from the date of the civil surgeon's signature. After the two-year timeframe, the applicant would need to submit a new Form I-693 if we have not adjudicated their Form I-485. This temporary waiver is effective until September 30, 2022.
You can locate a USCIS-authorized doctor using the following link https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor and by providing your zip code or home address.
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