Why do I need an immigration physical?

  • When you apply for a green card (adjustment of status) in the United States, you are required to undergo an immigration medical examination. The examination must be done by a doctor who is designated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS designates certain doctors (known as civil surgeons) to perform the immigration medical examination required for most green card applicants. 

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • When you arrive at an immigration physical appointment, bring the following items with you:
    • Form I-693
    • A government issued picture ID, such as a passport or driver’s license
    • Past immunization records
    • Your insurance card
    • A form of payment
  • An immigration physical is a necessary step in the process if you choose to immigrate to the United States. Also known as a green card medical, immigration physicals ensure public safety removes the grounds for inadmissibility for entering immigrants.
  • At Primary Care Medical Group we can conduct an immigration  physical if you are an entering immigrant. You may also receive immunizations at your appointment and ask questions regarding the necessary paperwork you will need.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series  before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. 

  • In the video to the right, you can learn how to use your online account to check your eligibility for naturalization, complete the online form, upload evidence, and pay your fee. You’ll also learn how to track and manage your case after filing. To review specific chapters, please see our How to File Your Application for Naturalization Online Video webpage.
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