Government exempts migrants seeking permanent residence from medical package period | Univision Immigration News
The Immigration Service has announced a temporary waiver of the 60-day medical package for legal permanent residency (green card or green card) applicants.
The move is aimed at helping immigrants affected by the epidemic and obtaining health certificates beyond the required timeframe.
The Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily waived the requirement for civil practitioners to sign Form I-693 (Medical Examination Report and Vaccine Register) within 60 days of submitting the Basic Immigration Benefit Form (of which) until September 30, 2022. I-485 includes an application for registration of permanent residence or adjustment of status, ”the company said in a statement.
“The requirements for immigrants implementing a green card include a set of medical tests,” explains Jose Guerrero, an immigration lawyer trained in Miami (Florida).
“The package, which will be sent along with all the documents of the case, contains medical certificates and proof of vaccination. The regulation states that the doctor’s signature should not be withheld for more than 60 days. But now they are exempt until the end of September next year,” he added.
“Many immigrants have delayed selection or reception of the package due to the epidemic, and when they collect and send the documents 60 days after they are signed, they will no longer be rejected. This is definitely good news,” he said.
USCIS said, “This temporary exemption will enable applicants affected by the Govt-19 infection and delays in processing related to that infection, which in some cases may cause delays in completing the immigration medical examination.”
The federal agency also said that the provisional decision allows documents to be issued “even if the documents have been signed 60 days in advance by an approved civil physician.” If so, immigrants wishing to obtain a green card should not “repeat the medical examination if Form I-693 is still valid.”
The USCIS said in the panel of immigrants benefiting from the exception, “Days of expulsion of Afghan nationals under Operation Welcome Alice (OAW) to complete medical examination.”