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Volume 8 – Admissibility

Part B – Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility


Chapter 1 – Purpose and Background

Chapter 2 – Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

Chapter 3 – Applicability of Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirement

Chapter 4 – Review of Medical Examination Documentation

Chapter 5 – Review of Overall Findings

Chapter 6 – Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance

Chapter 7 – Physical or Mental Disorder with Associated Harmful Behavior

Chapter 8 – Drug Abuse or Drug Addiction

Chapter 9 – Vaccination Requirement

Chapter 10 – Other Medical Conditions

Chapter 11 – Inadmissibility Determination

Chapter 12 – Waiver Authority


 

POLICY ALERTDefinition of Certain Classes of Medical Conditions and Other Updates Relating to Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility

November 02, 2016

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating guidance regarding health-related grounds of inadmissibility in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rulemaking updating Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 34 (42 CFR 34).


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POLICY ALERTValidity Period of the Medical Certification on the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (Form I-693)

May 30, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing an update to policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual addressing the validity period of civil surgeon endorsements on the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Form I-693.


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Technical UpdateVaccination Requirements for Pregnant or Immuno-Compromised Applicants

March 11, 2014

​This technical update replaces the list of vaccines contraindicated for pregnant or immuno-compromised applicants with a reference to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Vaccination Technical Instructions. This ensures the Policy Manual guidance includes the most up-to-date information.


 

POLICY ALERTHealth-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers

January 28, 2014

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(1) and corresponding waivers under INA 212(g).


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Current as of August 15, 2018