The Immigration Doc

The site dedicated to
the form I-693 and the Immigration

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Book your appointment for your Immigration Physical Exam

What is Immigration Medical Exam

All Individuals and families pursuing a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), are required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to complete a medical examination (immigration physicals / green card medical exam) by a designated physician known as a Civil Surgeon. The green card medical examination is an important step of the immigration process. The main purpose of the green card exam is to ensure that all immigrants coming to US are healthy and have all their mandated vaccines up to date. The medical exam includes:

  • A review of the applicant’s medical history
  • A review of the applicant’s immunization / vaccination records
  • Drug and alcohol screening
  • A physical and mental evaluation
  • Screening for various diseases and illnesses

Our Process

There are 3 steps to obtaining the signed sealed envelope:

The physical Exam

Contact your chosen civil surgeon to book an appointment – the contact information is posted by the USCIS here.

Bring the following items to the interview:

a) Valid government issued ID

b) Pages 1&2 of form I693 filled out but not signed

c) Vaccine records (including covid-19)

d) any other medical record that you have

e) form of payment

The Required Blood tests

We use Quest Diagnostics for our required testing,

 Results typically require 2-4 days to be reported

0-3 of the following tests are required depending on age:

Tuberculosis, Syphilis, Gonorrhoeae

 These tests cannot be done before the medical exam.

The required vaccines

Please discuss vaccine requirements at your medical exam prior to getting additional vaccines.

4 other medical records if available: 

of particular interest are

 a) positive lab tests for Tuberculosis, Syphilis, gonorrhoeae

 b) prior chest X-rays

 c) Evidence of immunity to varicella, Hepatitis B, measles-mumps-rubella

 d) Diagnosis and treatment for Shingles, chicken pox, tuberculosis, Syphilis, gonorrhoeae

At the end of the process when you have satisfied the requirements. Form I-693 will be completed and given to you. The best case scenario is 3-4 days if all results are normal. Most people take 1-2 weeks.

Make an Appointment

Preparing for the immigration physical exam can make the entire process less stressful and help avoid delays or issues that can cause denial of the application. For the sake of time, it is always a good idea to complete your part of the application form I-693 (Part 1) before your appointment. Do NOT sign or date the form until the doctor instructs you to do so. We will complete his portion of the form at the end of the exam.

 Click here to download form I-693.


Where to get VACCINES:


Should be covered by health insurance at most retail pharmacies. 

Please check with your healthcare provider




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