The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services had added a significant requirement for obtaining green cards. The enforcement of this new requirement will take effect from November 1, 2018.
This information was announced last week, and the government intends to use this medium to ensure that US visa applicants would not have any health issues that can disqualify them from getting visas into the US. To this end, all applicants must undergo medical and vaccination examinations to qualify them for obtaining the visas.
This law is also strictly applicable to all foreigners in the US who wish to change their visa status and acquire a permanent residency. The applicants are required to fill in their results in their Form I-693 and then submit it to the USCIS.
The USCIS has an updated policy that demands that a civil surgeon must sign the Form I-693 at least within the last 60 days from the day of application. Furthermore, this surgeon must be approved by the USCIS.
In the past, there was no rule requiring a civil surgeon to sign the results of the exam at a period that was close to the date it should be submitted. It caused a problem for many applicants, so the government had to come up with a policy that will solve the matter. Starting from the day the doctor signed the document, and the form will be valid for only two years.
What is the aim of this new regulation?
With this new rule, the government aims to smoothen operations and cut down the rate at which applicants are requested to update their Form I-693. The Immigration agency reveals that the idea behind this new policy is to maximize the validity period of the Form I-693 while its accompanying document is still getting reviewed by the USCIS.
Having these stricter deadlines makes its appropriate for applicants for the green card to calculate correctly, putting the period of lab testing in consideration before handing in their medical results.
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