Immigration and INS examinations

Medical examinations in the United States are typically required for adjustment of status (such as green card) cases (Form I-485), and may also be required for requests for “V” nonimmigrant status (Form I-539). If you are required to undergo an immigration medical exam, the immigration medical exam must be conducted by a physician approved by USCIS (also known as a “civil surgeon”).

Print out and bring the most recent version of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to your medical exam appointment: Fill out Part 1 of Form I-693 but do not sign until the civil surgeon instructs you to do so. The civil surgeon will use Form I-693 to document the results of your medical exam.

Please bring a government- issued identification, any records that you have of childhood vaccines and previous health records.  We will need to review these to complete the Form I-693.  In addition to the medical history and examination, you may also be required to undergo a blood test, a Tuberculosis test, and fulfill all the necessary vaccine documentation.   Our office can see both pediatric and adult patients.  We usually have all the necessary vaccines and immunizations on site.

We will complete and sign Form I-693 and seal the form and any supporting documents in an envelope. You must submit the sealed envelope to USCIS as directed in the Form I-693 instructions.

IMPORTANT: Do not break the seal or open this envelope.  USCIS will not accept Form I-693 if it is not in a sealed envelope or if the envelope is altered in any way.