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Immigration Exams

Immigration Exams

Every year, thousands of people start their journey toward American Citizenship with their immigration application. We know that it can be very frustrating, and difficult to make sure you have all your requirements met. One of those requirements is a medical evaluation known as the immigration physical. This is a service we are able to provide at NorthPark Medical Group. This physical is straightforward and includes a physical, a review of the applicant’s medical history, an assessment of vaccines, and all government-required lab tests. As a test of whether you fall into a health-related ground of inadmissibility, any application for U.S. permanent residency (an immigrant visa through a U.S. consulate overseas or a green card through adjustment of status in the U.S.) or for a fiancé visa will include a medical exam by a doctor approved by the U.S. consulate or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This applies to both adult and child applicants.

Applicants are required to have a physical examination and a mental status evaluation. You will be required to provide proof of vaccinations. If you have any records of vaccinations, bring them to your appointment. If you have a chronic medical problem which you feel may impact the exam, bring copies of your medical records to show that you are being treated and that your condition is controlled. The required immunizations include all the following:

 

Adult Immunizations:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine
  • Tetanus/Diptheria vaccine
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine
  • Influenza (during flu season)
  • Syphilis screening

 

Childhood immunizations depend on age and may include:

  • Rotavirus vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine
  • Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type b vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Pneumococcal vaccine

All applicants two years of age and older are required to have a Tuberculin skin test. In addition, all applicants 15 years of age and older are required to have serologic (blood) tests for HIV and for syphilis. Applicants under age 15 can be tested for HIV or syphilis if there is reason to suspect the possibility of infection.

 

What To Bring:

Patients are advised to bring the following to their immigration medical exam with them to their appointment:

  • Photo Identification
  • Valid, government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport (preferred).
  • I-94 (if available)
  • A# (if available)
  • A copy of any prior immunization, vaccinations, shot records
    • Hospital or clinic records, including proof of prior treatment for tuberculosis or other infectious diseases
  • Prior chest x-rays and/or other diagnostic tests
  • Any mental health records
  • An Immigration Physical Form I-693, pre-completed with your information

 

After The Exam

Once the immigration medical examination is completed the civil surgeon will certify Form I-693 with the test results of the immigration exam and vaccination history in a sealed envelope. You will present this to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. DO NOT OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE. Turn in the envelope with your immigration application. A copy of your blood test results will be provided to you to keep after the results have been reviewed by the doctor. The medical examination will only be valid up to a year after the immigration exam date.

Form I-693: www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-693.pdf

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