** LEGAL UPDATE **
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent delays in all manner of things has made it difficult for immigrants living in the United States and applying for adjustment of status or "AOS" (leading to lawful permanent residence or a green card) to get their required medical examination done when needed. Among the basic application requirements is that the government-approved civil surgeon who performs the exam sign the Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before applicants file for AOS. But meeting this requirement has been challenging.
In light of this problem, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily lifted or "waived" its 60-day requirement. Older exam reports will now be accepted and considered to contain valid information, according to USCIS's Policy Alert on this matter.
This waiver was originally good until September 30, 2022, and was later extended to March 31, 2023.
Effective Date: September 29, 2022