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USCIS revises validity of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 16, 2018

    USCIS issued a policy alert notifying the public that it is updating the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the period of time during which a Form I-693 submitted in support of a related immigration benefits application is considered valid. Form I-693 is now valid only when a civil surgeon signs it no more than 60 days before the date an applicant files the application for the underlying immigration benefit and when USCIS adjudicates the application within 2 years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature. [ID #634]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Nov. 1, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

  • The I-693 medical exam was valid for one year from the date of submission to USCIS. Additionally, the I-485 applicant had to submit the I-693 medical exam within one year of the actual medical exam date.

    USCIS Policy Alert 2014-005

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