USCIS announced Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, that it is updating its policy manual to extend the validity date of Medical Exams (Form I-693) from one year to two years. This change begins November 1, 2018. It is important to note that medical exams will be valid for a two-year period following the date the civil surgeon signed it. This is different from USCIS’ current policy of being valid for one year from the date the Form is filed with USCIS. Moreover, USCIS will also now be requiring that the Medical Exam must be signed no more than 60 days before filing the exam to USCIS.
If you have questions on how this policy will impact your immigration case, please contact SPS Immigration.