– Removes the requirement that the civil surgeon’s signature on Form
I-693 be dated no more than 60 days before the applicant files the
underlying immigration benefit application.
– Clarifies that officers should review Form I-693 for compliance with
the procedures and requirements outlined in the Technical Instructions for
Civil Surgeons that were in effect as of the date of the civil surgeon’s
signature unless otherwise specified by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Officers should not issue an RFE for the applicant to meet the
requirements that did not apply as of the date the civil surgeon signed the
– Clarifies the process for the civil surgeon and the applicant when
responding to a Form I-693- related RFE
Update about Medical Form I-693: As of March 31, 2023, it is no longer required that the Doctor’s signature be under 60 days old when we submit Form I-693 with USCIS.