USCIS has issued an update regarding a policy change related to Form I-693,
the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record form. Prior to
2002, this form was considered valid and sufficient for admissibility
purposes as long as it was reviewed within one year from the date of the
civil surgeon’s signature on the form. In 2002, USCIS (known then
as INS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended
the validity of the civil surgeon endorsement on that form beyond the
one-year period in certain circumstances. The extension has been continually
renewed each year since 2002.
CDC has now raised concerns and USCIS is revising its policy to include
discontinuing the annual extension policy. This revised policy takes effect
on June 1, 2014 and applies to all Forms I-693 that support a benefit
application adjudicated on or after that date.