USCIS is temporarily waiving the requirement that a civil surgeon sign Form I-693, no more than 60 days before an applicant filed an application for the underlying immigration benefit. The rule will be waived until September 30, 2022. The temporary waiver will help applicants who have been affected by COVID-19 and related processing delays. Many applicants will benefit from the temporary waiver, including Afghan refugees evacuated under Operation Allies Welcome who have completed immigration medical examinations but were unable to apply for adjustment of status within 60 days of the completed evaluation. 

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