U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided guidance this week to employment-based Adjustment of Status (AOS) applicants regarding the submission of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.

Key Points:

  • Applicants who are planning to file an Adjustment of Status application should generally include a valid Form I-693 (a Form I-693 is valid for two years from the date that the civil surgeon signs it).
  • Those who have a pending Form I-485, Adjustment of Status application, should not send an unsolicited Form I-693 to USCIS. USCIS will contact applicants directly if the form is needed and requests that applicants respond with the I-693 as quickly as possible once contacted.

Additional Information: More information about Form I-693 is available here. A FAQ page on employment-based Adjustment of Status is available here.

BAL Analysis: While USCIS recommends that those who are filing for adjustment of status include a valid Form I-693, officials do not recommend that those with pending applications submit the form before hearing from the agency. BAL will continue following USCIS’ guidance and will provide updates on important changes.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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