In most cases, if you wish to obtain a green card—otherwise known
as “adjustment of status” (Form I-485)—a medical examination
will be required. Some requests for “V” nonimmigrant status
also involve a medical exam requirement. If you are in the United States,
you must obtain a medical exam by a “civil surgeon”—a
physician who has received designation from United States Citizenship
& Immigration Services (USCIS). If you are outside of the U.S., you
must receive a medical examination from a “panel physician”—a
physician who has been designated by the United States Department of State.
We have physicians on our team at Washington Township Medical Foundation
who are able to provide immigration physicals. Both Dr. Lincy Mathew,
M.D. and Dr. Ranjana Sharma, M.D. have received designation as “civil
surgeons” from USCIS. These appointments involve a physical examination,
a blood test, and vaccinations if necessary. You can learn more about
physical examinations and immigration physicals as part of the adjustment
of status process on the
USCIS website. Our team is also available to answer any questions you may have.
Read more about immigration physicals, including recommended vaccinations below:
Bring Form I-693 to Your Appointment
When you schedule your medical examination appointment, be sure to bring
a copy of
Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, which you can print out from the USCIS website. You can complete Part
1 of the form but do not sign until instructed to do so by your doctor.
Your doctor will document your results on this form, sign it, and seal
it for you to mail. It is important to mail this form as is: Do not break
the seal or alter the envelope in any way.