Policy Memorandum: Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693; Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Update AD 11-13, Chapter 40.1(c) Validity of Form I-693   [open pdf - 269KB]

"This Policy Memorandum (PM) temporarily extends the validity of civil surgeon endorsements on Form I-693 for adjustment of status applicants. [...] The endorsement of a civil surgeon on Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, is generally valid for one year. Form I-693 is a requirement and is filed in conjunction with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; and Form I-687, Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A of the INA [Immigration and Nationality Act]. Some I-485 and I-687 applications remain pending for more than the one-year validity period of the Form I-693. In a policy memorandum dated December 16, 2010, USCIS [United States Citizenship and Immigration Service] extended the validity of the civil surgeon endorsement on Form I-693 until the I-485 application could be adjudicated. This policy was issued in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and it was limited to those applications where no Class 'A' or Class 'B' medical condition, other than a Class 'B' condition annotated in the Other Medical Conditions section, was certified. This policy is in effect until January 1, 2012."

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Policy Memorandum: PM-602-0054
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/
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