As of June 1, 2914, USCIS will no longer be granting extensions for Reports of Medical Examination and Vaccination Records (Form I-693).
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, have taken issue with the possibility for extensions of these medical exams and records, as CDC officials have underscored the importance of up-to-date medical records to ensure that people applying for immigration status changes with USCIS are in good health (i.e., not afflicted with communicable diseases or illnesses and are up-to-date with all of their vaccinations).
USCIS has now complied with the CDC’s urgings, requiring people to submit new medical exams and vaccination records (Form I-693) if or when:
- It has been more than one year since the records were submitted to the USCIS.
- It has been more than one year since the civil surgeon has endorsed the record (when the record has not been submitted to USCIS within that one-year period).
The goal in updating this policy is to continue to promote the health and safety of people who may be applying for immigration status changes, as well as to protect the health and safety of other Americans.
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