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If you’re applying for lawful permanent residence in the United States, you must undergo an immigration physical to ensure you’re in good health and don’t have an untreated communicable disease. At iClinic Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, Isla Marrero, NP, and Ibrahim Opaleye, MD, are authorized by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to complete immigration physicals. Schedule a physical by phone or online today.
Immigration Physical Q & A
What is an immigration physical?
Immigration physicals are comprehensive physical examinations required by USCIS to receive a green card, or adjustment of residence status. You must be in good health, receive certain vaccinations, and test negative for or get treated for communicable diseases. After completing your immigration physical, you can finish the application process to obtain your green card.
What should I bring with me to an immigration physical?
You’ll want to make sure you bring the following to your immigration physical appointment:
- Report of medical examination and vaccination record (Form I-693)
- Government-issued photo ID (passport or driver’s license)
- Birth certificate or affidavit if you’re 14 years old or younger
- Vaccination records
- A list of your current medications
- A note from a specialist (if you see one) regarding treatment
- Medical insurance card if you have one
- A form of payment
Be prepared to answer questions about your medical history, including past diagnoses, symptoms you may have, family history of disease, and the dosages and names of medications you take.
What should I expect during an immigration physical?
During an immigration physical, your provider checks your pulse, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They review your medical history and complete a comprehensive physical exam.
During the exam, your family medicine specialist checks your eyes, ears, throat, breathing, abdomen, limbs, and more to look for signs of illness or disease. They might test you for communicable diseases, such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and tuberculosis. If you require additional vaccinations, your provider can administer them during your appointment.
If you have an illness or disease, they might prescribe diet or other lifestyle changes, medications, or treatment from a specialist.
What happens after my immigration physical?
After you pass an immigration physical, your provider completes Form I-693 and seals it in an envelope so you can submit it with your green card application to USCIS. They also give you a copy for your records. Make sure not to tamper with the sealed I-693 form, as USCIS won’t accept opened or altered forms with your application.
If you require an immigration physical, you can trust the highly trained, USCIS-authorized medical team at iClinic Atlanta with your care. Schedule your next physical over the phone or use the online booking feature today.