What should I expect at my 693 medical exam?
Typically, the physical exam includes looking at your eyes, ears, nose and throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and external genitalia. The doctor will also order a chest X-ray and blood test to check for syphilis. Children will generally be excused from the X-ray and blood test requirement.
Who needs to file form I-693?
Virtually everyone who adjusts status to permanent resident (green card holder) must submit Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, as a part of the process.
How long is I-693 medical valid for?
This is done with a completed Form I-693, signed by a USCIS-designated civil surgeon. Normally, Form I-693 is valid for two years after the date the civil surgeon signed the form, if the dated signature was no more than 60 days before the applicant filed for adjustment of status.
What happens after submitting i-693?
After completing your medical examination, the civil surgeon must give you, the applicant, the completed Form I-693 in a sealed envelope. Do not accept it if it is not in a sealed envelope. We will return the form to you if it is not in a sealed envelope, or if the envelope has been opened or altered.
How long does it take to get green card after I-693?
|Civil Surgeon’s Signature||I-693 Validity|
|No more than 60 days before applicant filed I-485 with USCIS||2 years from date civil surgeon signed I-693|
|After applicant filed I-485 with USCIS||2 years from date civil surgeon signed I-693|
How long does it take to complete I-693?
about 1 week to 10 days
Q: How long does it take for me to receive my sealed I-693 form and copy? A: It takes about 1 week to 10 days, unless any of your lab tests come back positive. Then additional tests need to be done and completion of your I-693 form will take longer. Q: What happens after the exam and lab tests are completed?
Can I take I-693 to the interview?
You must send the sealed, unopened envelope (which also contains your completed Form I-693) to USCIS or bring it to your interview, depending, again, on whether you schedule your medical exam before or after filing your green card application package (see scheduling instructions above).
Can I submit I-693 after interview?
Since the medical exam is valid for 2 years from the date the civil surgeon signs it, the applicant can submit the I-693 sealed medical exam envelope to USCIS during an interview, upon request by USCIS (in an RFE) or (possibly – see below) proactively send to USCIS.
How much does the I-693 cost?
Statcare provides all I-693 Forms; just bring your government-issued ID card and vaccination records with you. The green card medical exam costs $129 and this fee include: Your one visit with the USCIS civil surgeon is by appointment at any location. Blood draw charge.