My I-485 application is pending. I received a voicemail message from someone claiming to be a USCIS officer. Per the message, I was asked to get my I-693 medicals done and deliver them to the local USCIS office. Is this a legitimate call, or some type of scam?


We cannot verify whether the specific call you received was legitimate, but we can confirm that we have recently received a number of legitimate calls like this from USCIS officers.

To be clear, this is not how the USCIS normally operates. You should be skeptical of any calls or messages you receive from anyone claiming to be an immigration officer, and you generally should not disclose personal or financial information. However, given the rush by the USCIS to adjudicate as many I-485s as possible before the end of the fiscal year, the USCIS has been contacting some applicants by phone to try to get I-693 medicals as quickly as possible.

Note that, in the calls we have received, the officers have not asked for any information, and they certainly have not requested any type of payment. Rather, they simply have provided us with the I-693 request, along with the address of the local USCIS office where the applicant can either mail the form or deliver it in person. (23.Sep.2021)

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