First, Form I-693 should be signed by a civil surgeon no more than 60 days before filing the underlying application for an immigration benefit. If the Form I-693's signature is older than 60 days on the day the application is filed, the form is invalid. According to the policy guidance in Volume 8,Part B of the USCIS Policy Manual, the applicant will need to update his/her I-693.
The second change is the length of time the Form I-693 remains valid. The time has been extended from 1 year to 2 years. The purpose of the changes are to keep the form current longer and hopefully through the application process. The challenge will to file the application within 60 days of the completion of the form.
|USCIS Policy Manual Volume 8-Part B-Chapter 4|
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