USCIS Revises Form I-693, "Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record”
Effective July 26, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will only accept the latest version of the report of medical examination and vaccination record (I-693 form). This version of the form can be identified by the revision date of March 30, 2015 (written as "03/30/15" on the
Background: One-Year Exam ValidityGenerally, all applicants filing for adjustment of status to permanent resident (Form I-485) must submit Form I-693 completed by a designated USCIS civil surgeon. Form I-693 is used to report results of a medical examination to USCIS. The examination is required to establish that an applicant is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds. A list of those health grounds can be found in section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. A Form I-693 is valid for one year from the date of submission to the USCIS. If a Form I-485 applicant has a case pending for more than one year with a priority date that is close to becoming current, the USCIS typically will issue a request for evidence (RFE) that obligates the foreign national to undergo another medical exam in order to obtain an updated I-693.
Use 03/30/15 Edition as of July 26thStarting July 26th, the USCIS will only accept the 03/30/2015 edition of Form I-693. Applicants are reminded to check their respective forms to ensure the correct version is being submitted to the USCIS. If the form has already been completed, however, this may prove challenging. The USCIS requires that the completed Form I-693 be submitted in a sealed envelope, sealed by the US Civil Surgeon's office. If an applicant did not obtain a copy of the completed form from the civil surgeon, it may be necessary to verify with the doctor's office whether the new version of the form was used. This change only applies to individuals who need to submit medical examinations July 26, 2015 or later. Older versions of the Form I-693 that were properly filed prior to this date will not be impacted by the change.