RFEs for Expiring Medical Exams (More than One (1) year old)

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has reported that some of their members have received RFEs (Request for Evidence) for adjustment of status (AOS) applicants. The RFE is requesting the applicants to submit a new Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (Medical Report).

The reason for the RFE is the validity of the civil surgeon’s endorsement on Form I-693. The endorsement is normally only good for one (1) year; however, due to significant backlogs in processing, USCIS in the past has agreed to extend the civil surgeon’s endorsement until the time of adjudication.

AILA contacted USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate (SCOPS) and were informed that the policy will change effective June 1, 2014. USCIS also informed AILA that public notice of the impending change is in progress and MVP Law Group will post it when available!

AILA is a national association of more than 13,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Our Managing Attorney, Kellie N. Lego, Esq. is an active member.

Source of Information:
AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14042146 (posted Apr. 21, 2014)

Related Link:
USCIS.gov, 4/17/13, Web Page:
I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record