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Immigration Physicals


Immigration Physicals

About Immigration Physicals

If you are in the process of applying for legal permanent residence in the US, one essential step you'll need to complete is an immigration physical. At AssociatesMD Urgent Care in Pembroke Pines, Florida, we offer prompt and affordable immigration physicals. Reach out to us today by calling or requesting an appointment online to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your immigration physical needs.

Immigration Physicals Q&A

What is an immigration physical?

After you apply for a US Green Card, you must schedule a physical exam, commonly known as an immigration physical. Both children and adults must undergo this physical.

During an immigration physical, a doctor authorized by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services performs a number of exams and goes over your records to make sure you and your children are fit to enter the country.

Do I need an immigration exam?

Generally speaking, if you or your children are applying for permanent legal residency in the US, you need to schedule an immigration exam. This is because you must submit a Form I-693, also known as the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.

This is an official government document that establishes that, from a public health standpoint, you aren’t a threat to the US.

What happens during my immigration physical?

During your immigration physical, your AssociatesMD provider tests you or your children for communicable diseases, including syphilis and tuberculosis. Typically, you have to return to the doctor two or three days after your tuberculosis test to get the results.

Note that children under the age of two do not have to have a tuberculosis test.

In addition to these tests, your USCIS authorized doctor reviews your chart to see if you need any vaccinations. If you do, they perform them. Typical vaccinations they look for include:

  • Diphtheria (DT)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Tetanus (Td)
  • Polio (OPV or IPV)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal influenza
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal disease

Finally, your doctor completes Form I-693 and provides it to you in a sealed envelope. You must not open this envelope before you send it to USCIS. If it’s opened or tampered with in any way, they won’t accept it. For your own records, request a copy of the form before your doctor seals it.

What should I bring to an immigration physical?

To make sure your immigration physical is successful, make sure to bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Form I-693
  • A government-issued photo identification
  • Immunization or vaccination record
  • Medical insurance card
  • Payment for your visit

Examples of acceptable forms of identification include a birth certificate with an English translation, a valid passport, or a driver’s license.

Note that if you’re under 14 years of age, your identification must include your name, date of birth, place of birth, and your parents’ full names.

Where can I find form I-693?

You can find form I-693 on the US government’s Citizenship and Immigration Services website.Before coming in for your physical, download the form, and fill it out.

If you need to schedule an immigration physical, call AssociatesMD or request an appointment online today.

Phone: 954-450-8500