The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that administers lawful immigration to the United States. We are pleased to offer the immigration physicals required by the USCIS. Individuals seeking their green card or applying for citizenship must take physicals conducted by the designated civil surgeon. The I-693 paper containing the results of the physicals will be given to the applicant. It must be returned to USCIS. The Immigration practice can be finished in 3 visits and that depends on whether a tuberculosis test (PPD) is required.
Immigration Physical Examination
- Physical Examination
- Syphilis test (RPR)
- Tuberculosis test for applicants 2 and older. (requires another office visit, chest X-ray will be required if the test result is positive.
- Completed and sealed I-693 paper, also the copies of the laboratory testing.
What form(s) of ID do I need for an immigration physical?
Applicants have to produce a valid, government issued ID like a passport, driver’s license, medical or immunization records, any mental health records and pre-completed I-693 immigration physical form ( to check if the form is up to date) during the examination.
Once the immigration physical examination is complete, we will provide you the sealed I-693 form, which has to be presented to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services as is. Also, the copy of the blood tests and the physical examination will be provided to the applicant. The immigration physical examination is valid for one year from the date of examination.
As part of the medical examination for immigration, all immigrants are required to have an assessment for the following vaccine-preventable diseases: mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus and diphtheria toxoids, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, rotavirus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease, varicella, influenza, and pneumococcal pneumonia.
A physical examination is a routine test your primary care provider (PCP) performs to check your overall health. A PCP may be a doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant. The exam is also known as a wellness check. You don’t have to be sick to request an exam.
Starting June 1, 2014, USCIS will limit the validity period for all Forms I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to one year from the date of submission to USCIS. Applicants must also submit Form I-693 to USCIS within one year of the immigration medical examination.