The I-693 form is required for most green card applicants to prove that they are admissible into the country. There are rules regarding what makes someone inadmissible, outlined in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Someone can be inadmissible on grounds from criminal history, national security concerns health issues, and a variety of other conditions. By submitting this form, it can be determined if someone fulfills the health qualifications; health can be ruled out as a concern for inadmissibility. Most people submit this form with their application to change immigration status (their green card application).
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Expungements have taken a more significant role for immigrants. With enforcement taking a center stage in politics, non-citizens with criminal convictions may be exposed to immigration consequences that are very severe. See my blog Part I on Expungements for the basics. Part II discusses...