Urgent Action Required: Respond Promptly to RFEs for Employment-Based Green Card Visas to Secure FY 2023 Allocation

If you received a Request for Evidence (RFE) to submit your Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record to USCIS, please respond to the RFE as soon as possible rather than waiting the entire 87-day response period.


USCIS has issued RFEs to applicants for employment-based adjustment of status (including those adjusting as Special Immigrant Juveniles). These RFEs ask for a valid medical clearance (Form I-693). Although you have up to 87 days to respond to the RFE, USCIS encourage you to respond with all requested documents as soon as possible so that USCIS may adjudicate your application and, if your case is approved, allocate an immigrant visa before Oct. 1, 2023.

Visa allocations for fiscal year 2023 end Sept. 30, 2023. If your visa is not allocated before the cutoff date, USCIS cannot adjudicate your case, and your case will be reviewed per the FY 2024 visa allocations.

You may return your completed RFE response to the address on the RFE notice.

USCIS accepts responses sent by mail (including overnight and other priority options), commercial services, and courier.

If you have already responded to an RFE, there is nothing more you need to do.

USCIS link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-693