A medical examination is an important process of the entire immigration process that is required to decide the admissibility of the applicant to the U.S. It is a compulsory requirement defined by USCIS for all the applicants including U.S citizenship applicants, naturalization applicants, humanitarian green card applicants, diversity lottery green card applicants, and other green card applicants as well.
Immigration medical examination is required to be conducted by authorized doctors named as;
- Civil Surgeon designated by USCIS (if an applicant is applying inside the U.S.).
- Panel Physician authorized by U.S. Department of State (if an applicant is applying outside the U.S.).
Immigration medical exam consists of the following parts;
- A review of Medical history
- Immunization record
- Physical and mental assessment
- Drug and alcohol screening
- Medical tests to identify the presence of any disease or illness
Why should I require bringing to Immigration Medical Examination?
You must prepare the set of following required documents for the smooth conduction of immigration medical examination;
- Vaccination or immunization records for the following diseases;
- Hepatitis A & B
- Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
- A copy of your medical history
- Valid passport or other government-issued photo identification such as; state ID, driver’s license, travel permit, or work permit.
- Medical exam fee that varies based on area and doctor (first confirm it from doctor’s office).
- Report of the medical and physical conditions and any other special education or supervision requirements (in case of an applicant having learning disabilities).
- List of medications, if you are taking medicines for any chronic medical condition or being treated from it.
- A Letter from your regular doctor outlining the treatment plan for any health problem you have.
- Copies of previous chest X-rays, if any
- Your health insurance card, if applicable (first confirm it from the doctor’s office).
You may require the following documents at your immigration medical examination based on the guidelines of CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);
- Tuberculosis clearance certificate from your doctor or public health official (If you’ve had previous tuberculosis) as evidence that you were adequately treated.
- Syphilis clearance certificate from your doctor or public health official (If you’ve had previous syphilis) as evidence that you were adequately treated.
- Clearance certificate for any psychiatric or mental illness, or alcohol or drug abuse (if you have had any problem mentioned above).
- For all Applicants (Inside or Outside the U.S.).
- Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) on which USICS or Department of States’ authorized doctor will record the results of your medical examination.
Note: Always remember to fill out the form (only applicants’ portion) before going for your appointment of medical examination to save your time but never sign the form until the doctor record your medical results and ask you to sign it. You can get the updated Form I-693 from the Doctors’ Office. As USCIS updates the form from time to time, you must get an updated form from the doctors’ office or USCIS’s official website, otherwise, USCIS will reject the old form and will ask you to resubmit the latest edition of the form which will prolong your immigration process. To get rid of this sort of problem, you can use the following link of our website (https://immigrationmedicalexam.info/) to access the updated form I-693 for immigration medical examination.
- For the Foreign Applicants (outside the U.S.).
- Required number of U.S. passport photos (confirm it from the consular office).
- Green card interview appointment letter issued by NVC (National Visa Center) to verify the status of active green card application.