U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has removed the requirement that civil surgeons must sign Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an individual applies for an underlying immigration benefit.
BAL Analysis: USCIS stated that it removed the 60-day civil surgeon signature rule as there was a consensus among applicants, physicians, USCIS officers and other stakeholders that the requirement was confusing and did not “enhance operational efficiency.” Going forward, the agency will accept Form I-693 for up to two years from the date of a civil surgeon’s signature.
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