Part B – Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter 1 – Purpose and Background
Chapter 2 – Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
Chapter 4 – Review of Medical Examination Documentation
Chapter 5 – Review of Overall Findings
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 ALERT – Validity of Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (Form I-693)
October 16, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in Volume 8, Part B of the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the period of time during which a Form I-693 submitted in support of a related immigration benefits application is considered valid.
POLICY ALERT – Definition 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).
POLICY ALERT – Validity 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.
Technical Update – Vaccination 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 ALERT – Health-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).
- G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative
- I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
- I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
- I-602, Application by Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability
- I-690, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Act
- I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record