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USCIS Issues New Guidance on Medical Exam Validity of Forms I-693 Signed on or After November 1, 2023

11 Apr

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued  new policy guidance regarding the validity of Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, clarifying that effective immediately, a properly completed Form I-693 signed by a civil surgeon on or after November 1, 2023, retains its evidentiary value and does not expire.  

The new policy guidance clarifies that all Forms I-693 that were properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after November 1, 2023, do not expire and retain their evidentiary value indefinitely to demonstrate that the noncitizens applying for immigration benefits are not inadmissible under the health-related grounds. However, USCIS officers will continue to have the discretion to request further evidence or a new or updated Form I-693 if they have reason to believe submitted Form I-693 does not accurately reflect the applicant’s medical condition.  

USCIS further clarifies that the two-year validity period still applies if an applicant’s Form I-693 was completed and signed by a civil surgeon before November 1, 2023.   

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