Information About Immigration Physicals
What Do Immigration Medical Exams Include?
Immigration medical examinations verify good health and admissibility to
the United States on medical grounds. The exam can identify medical conditions
that require follow-up medical care after emigration to the U.S. or adjustment
of status to permanent residence.
The medical examination must be conducted by a medical doctor who has been
designated by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
as a civil surgeon. Dr. Mathew and Dr. Sharma at Washington Township Medical
Foundation in Fremont have both been designated as civil surgeons. Please
note: You cannot go to your personal doctor to have a medical exam for
immigration purposes unless your doctor is a designated civil surgeon.
All immigration medical exams include:
Physical examination: Applicants are required to have a physical examination, to include complete
disrobing, and a mental status evaluation.
Serologic (blood) test: All applicants 15 years of age and older are required to have serologic
(blood) tests for HIV and for syphilis. Applicants under age 15 can be
tested for HIV or syphilis if there is reason to suspect the possibility
Vaccinations: Most applicants need to show that they are current with all vaccinations
recommended by the U.S. public health officials
More information is available on the
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. Our Fremont medical foundation includes two civil surgeons. Please contact
one of our offices for more information about scheduling immigration physical
exams in Fremont as well as associated fees.