USCIS announces that medical exams completed on or after November 1, 2023 do not expire

Immigration Updates

Effective April 4, 2024, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has updated its policy regarding the expiration of medical exams (Forms I-693). Under previous USCIS policy, medical exams expired two years after the date on which the civil surgeon signed the form. In practice, this meant that, if an application that required the submission of a medical exam had been pending for over two years, applicants would either have to undergo another medical exam and re-submit an updated Form I-693, or would choose not to submit the medical exam at first and wait until USCIS issued a Request for Evidence (“RFE”) for the medical exam. Now, because medical exams that were signed by a civil surgeon on or after November 1, 2023 do not expire, this change may help to avoid some processing delays.

See the USCIS policy alert here.