It’s a required medical examination by the U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) and can impact your approval or rejection when it comes to residing in the United States.
The Department of State (DOS) and the USCIS keep the citizens of the USA safe by implementing laws and regulations pertaining to the health and well-being of new immigrants choosing to become citizens of the US.
These regulations control diseases that could threaten public health, such as not being vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases, physical or mental disorders with harmful behavior or drug abuse, as well as drug addiction.
The doctor will go over your medical history and determine what vaccinations and tests are required. Please bring a copy of your vaccination record and a photo ID with you. On the day of your visit, we will review vaccination records and advise you about which vaccinations are needed.
St. Andrews Medical Center in Los Angeles has accredited civil surgeons designated by USCIS. We’ve helped many patients complete the immigration medical examination.
Our experience contributes to first-class service and a smooth process that will help you on your way to getting your green card in no time. We offer a complete test (at a very affordable price), which includes the following:
RPS (syphilis test), Tuberculosis Test, Gonorrhea Test, Complete i693 Report, Vaccinations
Your exam will take approximately 20-30 minutes.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires the following vaccinations:
• Mumps, measles, rubella;
• Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids;
• Haemophilius influenza type B; and Hepatitis B.
Any of the following four medical reasons may prevent you from becoming a resident or a citizen of the US:
Once the USCIS has received your medical examination (Form I-693), it will be valid for a period of 2 years.
Positive cultures or clinically diagnosed tuberculosis disease will result in a Class A TB Classification. According to the CDC, “All applicants with an abnormal chest X-ray suggestive of tuberculosis disease must be referred to the health department of jurisdiction for further evaluation.”
Due to the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC recommends that travelers within or