Before you can apply for a United States green card, you’ll need to have a specific medical exam. This exam can only be administered by an immigration doctor authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
You will need to bring:
Before you can apply for a United States green card, you’ll need to see an immigration doctor for them to give you a specific medical exam. This exam can only be administered by an authorized immigration doctor who is credentialed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The USCIS immigration medical exam is a simple, straightforward exam. First, your doctor will check your medical records to see whether you need any vaccinations. Then, you’ll be tested for communicable diseases that could affect public health, like:
Your results should be ready within one week. Once you’re handed the completed Form I-693 in a sealed envelope by your doctor, it’s your job to bring it with you to your local USCIS office. It’s important that you do not tamper with the envelope in any way—the USCIS will not accept it if it has been opened.
There is a chance that your Green Card Exam will result in you being ruled medically inadmissible to enter or remain in the United States. Reasons for this may include communicative illness, history of drug abuse, lack of required vaccinations, or a physical or mental disorder that causes behavior that could pose a threat to yourself or others.
Regardless of your immigration status, yearly physical exams should be scheduled to best monitor your health and identify any potential issues early on. There are also some jobs for which a pre-employment physical exam may be necessary.