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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 at Washington Township Medical Foundation in Fremont and has been designated as a civil surgeon. 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 of infection.
  • 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.

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