- USCIS is extending a temporary waiver requiring a civil surgeon’s signature within 60 days of applicants submitting adjustment of status applications
- The waiver is now extended to March 31, 2023
- USCIS will accept applications for immigration benefits even if a civil surgeon signed a Form I-693 over 60 days ago
- The waiver is still designed to help applicants impacted by processing delays
Through March 31, 2023, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is extending a temporary waiver that requires civil surgeons to sign required medical reports within 60 days of applicants submitting their adjustment of status applications.
What are the Changes?
The rule was set to expire on September 30, 2022, but it has been extended until the end of March. Through March 31, 2023, USCIS will accept applications for immigration benefits, including Form I-485, even if a civil surgeon signed an applicant’s Form I-693 more than 60 days ago.
Aside from the extension, the provisions of the rule will remain the same. The waiver is intended to help applicants who have been impacted by application processing delays and, therefore, cannot complete their required medical exam on time.
Additional information and updates on the extension will be provided as available.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Dmitri Pikman, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)