United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced last week that beginning June 1, 2014, the agency is limiting the validity period for all Forms I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to that of one year from the date of submission to USCIS. This is the form used when every Green Card applicant, including applicants for a green card based on marriage, visits a designated civil surgeon to perform the immigration medical exam.
This updated policy applies to any Form I-693 (Medical Exam) supporting a benefit application that USCIS adjudicates on or after June 1, 2014. USCIS is planning to hold an engagement on June 12, 2014 to address questions about the new policy. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys will update our blog after the engagement to provide additional guidance on this new change to the Green Card application process.
If you are interested in learning more about how to obtain a Green Card through marriage to a U.S. citizen, contact our immigration lawyer in Los Angeles for a FREE consultation.