There are certain rules and regulations as stipulated by USCIS, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for submitting the I-693 form for onward processing of the applicant’s green card or immigration-based visa.
A newer form I-693 is now available and this should be strictly used for submitting the results of the Immigration Medical that is conducted by the USCIS. A USCIS-approved Civil Surgeon can only conduct the Immigration Medical; the older form that was prevalent before the year 2012 no longer stands valid and will be rejected.
Another point to remember while signing up for the testing is that the Examination should stand valid for at least a certain period. Applicants should therefore, try to take up the Medical as close as possible to the time they file for status adjustment or go in for an interview with the immigration authorities.
The applicant should also keep some leeway of time for conducting laboratory testing or additional testing that is sometimes required as per the Technical Instructions stipulated by CDC from time to time.
To get more information about the form I-693 and the Immigration Medical the applicant should visit the USCIS website and read up on the Examination requirements. Applicants can also find more information about the exam and other necessary requirements on the Civil Surgeon page on the website.