Luckily, USCIS allows applicants to submit their medical reports separately from their I-485 application submission. If you are thinking about going with that road, keep reading to make sure you are compliant with the rules!
Can I Submit My I-693 Medical Report Separately?
Download the latest I-693 form here.
How Long Is the I-693 Medical Report Valid for?
- Do not sign your form I-693 ahead of time. Sign it when instructed by your doctor.
- Once your I-693 report is signed by your doctor, you have to submit it within 60 days, or it will be invalid!
- Do not open your sealed I-693 report received from your doctor. You should submit it as it is to USCIS. Otherwise it will be rejected.
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When to Submit Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination RecordThere are generally three options:
- Submit along with your I-485 application
- Submit your I-485 first and wait to submit the I-693 until you receive an official request from USCIS (a courtesy letter)
- Bring your I-693 medical report to your interview (if you need one)
What does a I-693 courtesy letter look like?
"An initial review of evidence submitted with your Form I-485 determined that the evidence submitted with your application is deficient for the following reasons:
You will be required to submit information and evidence to address the deficiencies:
- A completed and signed I-693 was not submitted
- If you receive an interview notice in the mail, you must bring the information and evidence required to your interview appointment. Failure to bring these may result in denial.
- If your case does not require an interview, you will receive a Request for Evidence with further instructions. "
- For a typical case with no complications, I would submit the medical report together with the I-485 application. (That's what I did!) Try to schedule your appointment as early as possible.
- If you think your case can be pending for a longer time, then wait to do your exam later, and submit it when you receive a notice (RFE) or bring to the interview.