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What Should I Bring to My Immigration Physical?

What Should I Bring to My Immigration Physical?

An immigration medical evaluation checks for physical and mental health issues, communicable diseases, and vaccination history. This exam is an important part of the process for establishing permanent residency in the United States.

You need to see a designated civil surgeon who’s been authorized by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to complete your immigration physical. Dr. Ulin Sargeant at Monrovia Internal Medicine & Primary Care in Duarte, California, is an experienced, authorized provider of immigration physicals.

While you don’t need to stress out too much about passing your immigration physical, even if your health isn’t or hasn’t been perfect, it is important to get all of your paperwork together correctly. That includes both before and after your immigration physical appointment.

Preparing for your immigration physical

The immigration physical is associated with Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. You’ll need to bring the form to your exam appointment for completion. Before your appointment, take time to locate this form online, and fill out the first three sections, under the header “applicant.”

Make sure that all the information you enter on your Form I-693 is as complete as possible. Only include information that you’re very certain is accurate. 

Don’t write anything in the areas of the form with the heading “to be completed by the civil surgeon.” Dr. Sargeant completes those sections during your immigration physical appointment.

Immigration physical documentation checklist

When you come to your immigration physical appointment, bring your Form I-693 with Sections 1-3 completed as fully as possible. Also bring these documents:

Personal identification

Bring a form of official government-issued photo identification (ID) like your driver’s license or currently valid passport. For children 14 or younger, you’ll need a birth certificate or affidavit that includes the child’s full name, date and place of birth, and the parents’ full names.

Vaccination records

One of the things Dr. Sargeant checks during your exam is your vaccination history, a public health measure to reduce the spread of contagious diseases like polio and smallpox that can be life-threatening. If you need any additional vaccinations to protect you and your community from these preventable conditions, she can assist you in getting up-to-date.

Bring your vaccination or immunization records to your appointment. Dr. Sargeant looks for vaccinations including diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTP, DT, DTaP, Td, Tdap); measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); polio (OPV, IPV); influenza; hepatitis A; hepatitis B; rotavirus; varicella; and meningococcal disease.

Medical records

Your immigrant physical exam documents whether you have any physical or mental health conditions that could result in danger to others. Bring any documentation you have about past mental health problems, including addiction, and medical conditions on the immigration watchlist, like syphilis and tuberculosis

Dr. Sargeant also conducts a blood draw and takes a urine sample to check for diseases during your immigration physical exam.

Insurance and payment

You should plan on bringing any medical insurance documents you have and a form of payment for your exam as well as payment to cover any vaccinations you may need.

With the help of Dr. Sargeant and the MIMPC team, you can get your immigration paperwork completed in a few days. We sign and deal your form for you after your appointment for you to deliver to your lawyer or immigration official.

Schedule your immigration physical online, or call our office to book your appointment today.

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