United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires anyone seeking to become lawful permanent residences to receive a medical examination be conducted by a USCIS- and CDC-designated Civil Surgeon. The I-693 Medical Exam has very specific regulations and requirements that are all necessary to fulfill both USCIS and CDC standards in order to confirm that an individual is admissible to the US on public health grounds. Some individuals, such as Refugees, may only need a Record Review and not a full exam to meet USCIS requirements. If you are unsure of which process you will need, our Immigration Questionnaire will point you in the right direction.
- Physical examination with a Civil Surgeon
- Completion of I-693 Paperwork
- Review of personal medical records
- Verification of current vaccination/immunization status
- Screening for Tuberculosis, Syphilis and Gonorrhea
What To Bring To Your Exam:
- An interpreter (if you are unable to communicate in English)
- Government-Issued Identification (passport, identity card, driver’s license, travel document, etc)
- Your vaccination/immunization records
- A printed-out and completed copy of the Form I-693 for each person
The Form I-693 form can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-693
What is involved?
How can I prepare for my visit?
How much does it cost?
Please note that any needed vaccines are not included in the price of the exam. Most vaccines are available at our clinic and can be administered at an additional cost.
Do you bill insurance?
Vaccine Reviews/Refugee Services
Historically, we have offered this service to our patients, but as of 07/20/2021, we are no longer accepting non-exam paperwork for review for immigration.
We continue to offer the complete Immigration Physical Exam with a Civil Surgeon at both of our clinics. Again, if you are in doubt, answering a few questions in our Immigration questionnaire will help you know process is required to comply with your current immigration requirements.
What if I can’t keep my appointment?
Do You Provider Interpreters for Immigration Exams?
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When will I receive my documents?
**Please note that there is currently a 60-day time frame in which a completed packet must be turned into USCIS. If turned in after 60 days, the packet will be rejected by the USCIS as “expired”. While planning ahead is generally helpful, getting your medical exam too soon in advance in the immigration process may cost you more money and time than planned. Please let our staff know about any current time concerns or upcoming USCIS appointments when making your Immigration Medical Exam appointment.