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What Does My Medical Clearance Mean?


Your medical clearance is a determination of your medical qualification to serve overseas.

  • Worldwide Available (Class 1): Issued to applicants, employees and eligible family members who have no identifiable medical conditions that would limit assignment abroad.
  • Post-Specific (Class 2): Issued to an individual with a medical condition that would pose a significant risk to the health or safety of the individual or others if the individual were assigned to work at one or more posts abroad, or would create an undue burden for a post. The Office of Medical Services (MED) determines approval for assignment to a specific post based on the criteria above.

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