– United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has agreed to extend the validity period of receipt notices issued to conditional permanent residents with pending Removal of Condition applications. The receipt notices, used by the conditional residents to prove their legal status, employment, and travel eligibility in the U.S. currently are valid for 18 months. Due to the length of time USCIS currently takes to adjudicate the Removal of Condition proceedings, the agency agreed to extend the validity of the notices to 24 months as of September 4, 2021. New receipt notices will be provided to those whose filings with the government were made prior to September 4th.
– Starting August 12, 2021, USCIS has temporarily extended the validity period for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Previously, the medical report submitted as part of the Adjustment of Status application proceedings was valid for 2 years. Due to the pandemic-related adjudication delays, USCIS has extended the validity of the medical reports to 4 years so long as: (1) the examining physician’s signature is dated within the 60 day period immediately preceding the Adjustment of Status application submission to USCIS; (2) the medical report is not older than 4 years by the time the Adjustment of Status application is adjudicated; and (3) a decision on the applicant’s Form I-485 is issued on or before September 30, 2021.