U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plays a significant role in the processing of employment-based visas, and USCIS want to ensure USCIS use as many available visas as possible in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ends on Sept. 30, 2022.
USCIS is still doing their part with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in processing employment-based immigrant visas for those applicants living outside the United States. USCIS urge anyone within the United States who may be eligible for an employment-based adjustment of status to note these important reminders regarding Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record:
- If you are planning to file an adjustment of status application, be sure to include a valid Form I-693.
- If you have a pending Form I-485, Adjustment of Status Application, please do not send an unsolicited Form I-693 to USCIS. USCIS is proactively identifying employment-based adjustment of status applications with available visas that lack a valid Form I-693 and are directly contacting applicants to request that form.
- If you know that your previously filed Form I-485 does not have a valid Form I-693, your underlying petition is approved, and a visa is available to you, it will help USCIS use the available visas and adjudicate your application if you visit a civil surgeon and have a valid Form I-693 on hand when USCIS send the request to you.
- A Form I-693 is valid for two years from the date that the civil surgeon signs the form.
If you have any questions about how these laws in the United States may impact you or your family or want to access additional information about United States or Canadian immigration and nationality laws, please feel free to get in touch with the immigration and nationality lawyers at NPZ Law Group. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call us at 201-670-0006 extension 104. In addition, we invite you to find more information on our website at www.visaserve.com