U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that a medical examination filed with a concurrently filed adjustment of status application would remain valid until the time the adjustment application is adjudicated. This extension was given as it is often taking longer than a year for cases to be approved. Concurrent filing refers to an adjustment application that is filed together with an immigrant visa petition. The extension only applies if there is no Class A or Class B medical condition. Normally the medical examination result (Form I-693) that is endorsed by a civil surgeon is valid for one year. This policy will remain in effect until January 1, 2006 and applies to only concurrently filed adjustment application cases.
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