Adjustment of Status applicants do not have to worry about validity of medicals anymore. On April 4th, 2024, USCIS announced that any Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, that was properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after November 1st, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence to show that the applicant is not inadmissible on health-related grounds.

While there is no expiration date for medicals anymore, here are some important considerations to keep in mind:

1.    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 and the applicant may be inadmissible on health-related grounds.
2.    If an applicant’s immigration medical examinations were completed before November 1st, 2023, the prior policy still applies. These medicals continue to retain evidentiary value for two years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature.

Please ensure your medicals are properly completed in order to avail their unlimited validity. If you have any case specific questions, please contact your Graham Adair attorney or write to us at info@grahamadair.com.”

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