The I-485 medical exam is required for many I-485 applications. The medical examination report, form I-693, is part of the supporting documentation to the I-485 filing. The I-693 form is generally valid for a one-year period.
USCIS has begun issuing RFE (requests for evidence) for updated
medical examinations in connection with long-pending I-485 applications.
This is because is many
medical exam forms are set to expire on May 31, 2014. From
June 1, 2014 onwards, adjustment candidates should be aware that they
might be requested to obtain and submit fresh medical exams to update
their medical records on pending I-485.
The medical report I-693
is supposed to be valid only for one year but the USCIS has been
issuing its policy annually to extend the medical report on file
with the USCIS for I-485 applicant. But AILA has reported that the USCIS will cease
such age-old policy.
Under the latest policy memorandum, this
policy will end at the end of this May and the USCIS has already
sent out notices to the I-485 applicants in the form of RFE to
submit a new medical report. Please make sure to respond so that it should not cause delay in adjudication of the pending I-485 applications