USCIS Sets New Indefinite Validity for Form I-693, Enhancing Health-Related Admissibility Process

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of November 1, 2023, Form I-693, the Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, will no longer have an expiration date once properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon. This decision, made in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reflects advances in public health electronic notification systems. While USCIS officers retain the discretion to request additional evidence or updated forms if an applicant’s health status is believed to have changed, this policy update means Forms I-693 signed on or after the specified date can be used indefinitely to prove an applicant is not inadmissible on health grounds. The update does not apply to exams completed before November 1, 2023, except for Operation Allies Welcome parolees, whose forms have a three-year validity.

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