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03Jun 2014

Starting June 1, 2014, USCIS will limit the validity period for all Forms I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to one year from the date of submission to USCIS. Applicants must also submit Form I-693 to USCIS within one year of the immigration medical examination. USCIS will also provide additional ways to submit Form I-693. As outlined in policy alert PA-2014-005, this updated policy applies to any Form I-693 supporting a benefit application that USCIS adjudicates on or after June 1, 2014.

USCIS will hold an engagement on June 12, 2014 to address questions about the new policy and provide guidance on filing Form I-693. We have also updated the Form I-693 Web page on our website.

For more information, please visit our website at

03Jun 2014
Release Date: May 08, 2014

On April 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, a competitive grant opportunity for public or non-profit organizations which promotes immigrant civic integration and prepares permanent residents for citizenship. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 16, 2014.

Through this grant opportunity, USCIS seeks to expand the availability of high-quality citizenship preparation services by providing grants to organizations that offer both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to permanent residents. USCIS expects to announce up to 40 grant recipients in September 2014.

To apply for this funding opportunity, visit USCIS encourages applicants to visit as early as possible in order to obtain registration information needed to complete the application process.

For additional information on the FY 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, visit or contact the USCIS Office of Citizenship by email at

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