For a green card, the medical examination is an essential step of the immigration process. A government-authorized doctor takes the exam that consists of several steps, such as;

  • A review of your medical history and immunization records
  • A physical and mental evaluation
  • Drug and alcohol screening
  • Tests for various diseases and illnesses

If you are in the United States, you must arrange an appointment with a USCIS-designated doctor ‘Civil Surgeon’ for your immigration medical examination.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has issued technical instructions for this examination. Doctors or civil physicians use these instructions to examine immigration applicants, and the results are sealed in an I-693 Form. The applicant can also receive a copy from the doctor or civil physician. The physician or doctor might refer your identification or classification to another health department or a physician (if required) based on the CDC’s guidelines.

If USCIS determines that your Form I-693 is insufficient, they will send a letter to the applicant to submit additional evidence. Once you submit your application to the USCIS platform, it will decide your application’s status adjustment. In case of no grounds for inadmissibility, the application is likely worthy of approval.