by VJ News
On Nov. 1, 2011, USCIS introduced a new, more user-friendly version of the form used to report results of medical examinations for those seeking certain immigration benefits, Report of a Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Form I-693. Civil surgeons completing medical examinations between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011, should use the new form dated 10/11/11. However, USCIS will continue to accept the previous version, dated 7/20/10, for examinations completed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, civil surgeons must use the new version of the form.
IF >> THEN
- A medical examination completed before Nov. 1 >> Use the I-693 dated 7/20/10
- A medical examination completed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011 >> Use the I-693 dated 10/11/11, though USCIS will continue to accept the 7/20/10 version
- A medical examination completed on or after Jan. 1, 2012 >> You must use the I-693 dated 10/11/11
If a medical examination completed on or after Jan. 1, 2012, is reported using an outdated form, USCIS will reject the form, requiring the applicant to return to the civil surgeon and resubmit the new form.
USCIS requires most applicants seeking to adjust to lawful permanent resident status to submit Form I-693 to report the results of a medical examination by a designated civil surgeon, confirming that an applicant is admissible to the United States on public health grounds.
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