Effective Nov 1, 2011, USCIS issued a newly revised, more user-friendly version of Form I-693, Report of a Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Form I-693 is a form completed by a designated civil surgeon that reports the results of a medical examination for applicants seeking certain immigration benefits, including those seeking adjustment of status as legal permanent residents. The new form is dated 10/11/11 and civil surgeons are advised to use the new form when completing medical examination between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011. However, the previous version dated 7/20/10 will continue to be accepted for examinations completed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011. But please note that beginning Jan. 1, 2012, civil surgeons must use the new version of the form as USCIS will reject the submission of an outdated form and require the applicant to return to the civil surgeon and resubmit the new form. See below for summary of the relevant dates.
– If a medical examination is completed before Nov. 1: Use the I-693 dated 7/20/10
– If a medical examination is completed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011: Use the I-693 dated 10/11/11, although USCIS will continue to accept the 7/20/10 version
– If a medical examination is completed on or after Jan. 1, 2012: Must use the I-693 dated 10/11/11