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Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
401 Union Street, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98101-2668
206.464.4224

Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
401 Union Street, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98101-2668
206.464.4224

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USCIS Removes Expiration on Form I-693 Validity Period

Published on April 9, 2024

On April 4, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced updated guidance regarding the validity period for Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. A Form I-693 that was properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after November 1, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence to show that the applicant is not inadmissible on health-related grounds. This decision to remove an expiration period on the I-693 was made in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The USCIS policy manual provides a brief explanation of the validity period change, noting that as of November 1, 2023, technological advances have enabled civil surgeons to share certain medical data from the Form I-693 directly with the CDC electronically, allowing exams to remain valid indefinitely moving forward.

This guidance is effective immediately and applies to all Forms I-693 signed by the civil surgeon on or after November 1, 2023. Applicants should also remember to use the currently valid 03/09/23 edition of Form I-693.

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