What should I bring to Immigration Medical Exam?

When all of your documents are ready, go out to attend your appointment. It can help the medical exam go smoothly. The required list of documents depends on your geographical presence at the time of filing application. Here’s what you will need to bring with you;

  • Vaccination or immunization records.
  • Copy of your medical history.
  • Copies of any previous chest X-rays (optional).
  • Letter from your doctor outlining the treatment plan for any health problem you have or past medical conditions.
  • A government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license, travel permit, work permit, or state ID).
  • Payment for the medical exam fee (most reasonable price in your area).
  • Your health insurance card, if any (check with the doctor’s office before your appointment if they accept your insurance).

During the exam, you may look for the following;

  • Tuberculosis tests, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Urine and Blood tests for gonorrhea and syphilis of all applicants (15 years and older).
  • Drug and alcohol screening.
  • Vaccination screening.

To save you time, you must complete your portion of the Form before going to the appointment. Don’t sign the Form until the Physician or Civil Surgeon instructs you to do so. The Physician or Civil Surgeon will complete their portion of the Form at the end of your exam.

Applying from Abroad for Immigration Medical Exam:

Most doctors provide a copy of Form I-693 at their offices, but you can also download the updated version of Form from our site. USCIS time to time, update this Form. Unfortunately, if you submit an expired Form, USCIS will reject it and ask you to resubmit the latest version, which could prolong the application process.