Vaccination & Immunization Requirements
Immigration Physicals with a Civil Surgeon in Fremont
In order to obtain a green card or “adjustment of status,”
the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) requires
you to undergo an immigration physical, which includes a physical exam,
a blood test, and vaccinations if needed. This page contains information
about the basic vaccination requirements maintained for immigrations and
individuals seeking adjustment of status in the United States.
immigration physicals in the U.S., individuals seeking adjustment of status must see a civil
surgeon. A civil surgeon is a physician who has been designated by the
USCIS. These individuals are qualified to assess whether or not an individual
meets vaccination requirements in the U.S.
These are the vaccinations required by immigration law in the U.S. for
foreign nationals who apply for immigration visas or who seek to adjust
their status to that of permanent resident:
What Is the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP)?
The ACIP is a committee that serves an advisory role to the Department
of Health & Human Services (HHS) / Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). The role of this advisory committee is to recommend
immunizations for U.S. citizens. The CDC is the body that publishes the
Technical Instructions for the Medical Examination of Aliens in the United States.
During your appointment with a civil surgeon at Washington Township Medical
Foundation, your doctor will look over your vaccination records. If your
records show omissions for necessary vaccinations, your doctor can provide
them during the appointment, or you can choose to follow up with your
personal doctor. You will, however, need to return to the civil surgeon’s
office once your vaccinations are completed for his / her signature on
your Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record,
with proof that your vaccinations have been completed.