Interoffice Memorandum: Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693 [January 7, 2008] [open pdf - 43KB]
"This memorandum temporarily extends the validity of civil surgeon endorsements on Form I-693 for certain adjustment of status applicants. For adjustment of status applicants, the endorsement of a civil surgeon on Form I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status, is generally valid for one year. Adjustment of status applications are concurrently filed with a Form I-693 as required by 8 CFR 245.5. Some of these applications remain pending for more than the one-year validity period. In a policy memorandum dated January 3, 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) extended the validity of the civil surgeon endorsement on Form I-693 until the adjustment of status application could be adjudicated. This policy was issued in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is limited to those applications where no Class A or Class B medical condition was certified. The policy was in effect until January 1, 2008. Due to the continuing backlog of some adjustment of status applications, the validity of the civil surgeon's endorsement on Form I-693, when submitted in support of a concurrently filed adjustment of status application, is extended until the time of adjudication if no Class A or Class B medical condition is certified by the civil surgeon. This policy will be in effect until January 1, 2009."
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