USCIS Issues New Guidance on Medical Exams Removing Expiration Date

April 09, 2024
Anna Buskila

On April 4, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new policy guidance stating that immigration medical exams (Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical examination and vaccination Record) properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after November 1, 2023 do not expire and retain their evidentiary value indefinitely. Previously, medical exams were valid for two years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature.

If an applicant’s Form I-693 was completed before November 1, 2023, the prior two-year validity policy still applies. Also, USCIS officers have discretion to request more evidence or a new or updated Form I-693 if they have reason to believe the applicant’s medical condition has changed since the civil surgeon signed the Form I-693, or that the Form I-693 submitted does not accurately reflect the applicant’s medical condition.

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The material contained in this alert does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only. An attorney-client relationship is not presumed or intended by receipt or review of this presentation. The information provided should never replace informed counsel when specific immigration-related guidance is needed.

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