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USCIS Announces New Guidance on Form I-693 Validity Period

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that any Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Immunization Record, that was properly completed and signed by a civil physician on or after November 1, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence that the applicant is not inadmissible on health-related grounds.

In consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and based on advances in electronic public health reporting, USCIS has determined that the evidentiary value of Form I-693 should not be limited to a certain period if it has been properly completed and signed by a civil physician as of November 1, 2023. USCIS officers have the discretion to request additional evidence or a new or updated Form I-693 if they have reason to believe that the condition The applicant's medical condition has changed since the civil surgeon signed the Form I-693, or the submitted Form I-693 does not accurately reflect the applicant's medical condition and the applicant may be inadmissible for health-related reasons.

If an applicant's immigration medical examinations were completed before November 1, 2023, the previous policy still applies. Before November 1, 2023, civilian physicians did not need to share or report certain information to CDC electronically. USCIS has consulted with the CDC and has determined that a Form I-693 properly completed and signed by a civil physician prior to November 1, 2023, continues to retain evidentiary value for two years from the date of the civil physician's signature. , with the exception of Forms I-693 submitted by persons on parole under Operation Welcome Allies, whose Forms I-693, through policy and in consultation with the CDC, are preserved its evidentiary value for three years from the date of the signature of the civil doctor. For additional information, see the USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 8, Part B, Chapter 4.

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