United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires a medical exam performed by designated physicians (also known as Civil Surgeons) in order to complete the immigration process.
It is important that you finish this specific, multi-step process before submitting to USCIS. In an effort to make this particular hurdle as painless and clear as possible, we have put together a list of FAQs.
What should I bring?
You should bring the following to your exam:
- Vaccine records and any lab results
- Government-issued photo ID
- Interpreter if needed
What happens during an immigration exam?
After checking you in, we will:
- Have you fill out page 1 of form I-693
- Review your medical history
- Perform a physical exam
- Review your vaccination and labs
- Have you take a TB test (must return 2-3 days later) or a routine blood test
What will the exam cost and how long will it last?
The cost of an immigration physical varies according to the needs of the patient. The final costs depends on which vaccines you already have and whether or not you need a TB skin test or chest X-ray from us. The exam typically lasts 1-2 hours.
When will I receive my completed documents?
As soon as all of the required information is available — including lab results, TB test results (CXR if required), and immunization information — we will have you come in to the clinic to review and sign the forms. We will then provide you with a sealed packet of the forms for immigration services, as well as a copy for your own records.
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