USCIS Revolutionizes Form I-693 Rules No Expiry Date for Health Records!

USCIS Revolutionizes Form I-693 Rules: No Expiry Date for Health Records!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced groundbreaking changes to the validity period of Form I-693, signaling a major shift in immigration medical examination requirements. Effective November 1, 2023, any Form I-693 properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon will remain valid indefinitely, eliminating the previous time constraints. This move, backed by consultations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reflects advancements in public health notification systems. While officers retain the discretion to request updated forms if necessary, this decision simplifies the process for applicants, streamlining the path to immigration without health-related hurdles. For those who underwent medical examinations before November 1, 2023, the previous policy applies, with forms retaining validity for two years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature. However, Operation Allies Welcome parolees enjoy an extended validity period of three years.


Source: USCIS