60-Day Rule for Medical Exam Dropped by USCIS

by | Apr 18, 2023 | Firm News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a new change that will benefit green card applicants. The 60-day rule for physician signatures on the immigration medical exam results form has been removed, which means applicants filing Form I-693 can now submit their medical exam results up to two years after the civil surgeon has signed it.

This change will make the process less stressful for immigrants who were previously burdened by the requirement to have a civil surgeon sign Form I-693 within 60 days of submitting their green card application, or risk having it rejected by USCIS. Moreover, it will give applicants more time and flexibility to find a qualified physician who can sign off on their medical examinations.

Removing the 60-day deadline is also expected to reduce the number of delays caused by having to resubmit documents if applicants submitted their form more than 60 days from when the phycisian signed it. Overall, this change is good news for green card applicants and will help streamline the process.