Why is Immigration Medical Exams required?
Center for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require the medical exam for all intending immigrants to the United States to protect public health. A complete physical and medical examination must be conducted by the USCIS and State department’s designated civil surgeons (applying from within the U.S.) and panel physicians (applying from outside the U.S.) of all the applicants for a green card. Military physicians of the U.S. are also authorized to perform medical exams at a military treatment facility for U.S. military personnel and other dependents. Immigration medical exam includes;
- Physical and mental examination
- Review of immunization records
- Testing for drugs and alcohol
- Evaluation for illness and disease
How to get a Medical Exam?
Most green card applicants panic about the medical inadmissibility that can delay or deny green card applications. You don’t need to worry about it. Now, Immigration Medical Exam (https://immigrationmedicalexam.info) will provide you with a complete guideline about the immigration medical exam such as;
- Requirements for a medical exam
- Cost of medical exam
- Required vaccines
- Facility to find a doctor designated for a medical exam
- Facility to schedule an appointment with the doctor
- Medical Examination Forms (I-693 & I-485)
Medical Exam Cost
Immigration Medical Exam is offering you the lowest cost available around Chicago, Schaumburg, Naperville, Lisle, Libertyville that, is ‘$160’. Furthermore, we are providing you facility of required vaccines and lab tests. The breakup of cost for each category is given as below;
|Immigration Medical Exam Cost||$160 (excluded the cost of required vaccines)|
|$170 (included the cost of certain vaccines)|
|Vaccine Cost||Influenza Vaccine||$25|
|Lab Test Cost||Gold Quantiferon TB or T-spot||$100|
|* We offer you a 10% off happy new year discount). Now you can get Immigration Medical Exam for $159.|
Note: Here, we accept local lab bills paid by your insurance for the services as mentioned above, but it will likely not cover the cost of immigration physical’. Therefore, you must pay the immigration medical cost before receiving your immigration package.
Schedule Medical Exam
The process of scheduling a medical exam depends upon the location from where you are applying.
- When to Schedule: You have two options to schedule your medical exam;
- Option 1: If you want to file the green card application along with the required documents and medical exam results, you are advised to schedule it before starting the green card application process. This process is named as ‘concurrent filing.’ Concurrent filing is not made compulsory by the USCIS or state department. It is entirely your choice to go for concurrent filing or the second option (explained below).
Note: In the case of option 1, medical exam results must be signed by a civil surgeon no more than 60-days before filing the green card application process. The medical exam results are valid for two years.
- Option 2: If you want to submit medical exam results on the interview day or directly submit it to USCIS via mail, you can schedule the medical exam after filing a green card application (Form I-485). Currently, in the case of the 2nd option, USCIS extended the validity period of medical exam results from 2 years to 4 years due to COVID-19 processing delays.
How to Schedule
The immigration medical examination is conducted by Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Citizenship designated civil surgeons. To schedule the immigration medical exam;
- Use the tool ‘find doctor’ available:
- You can also access the immigration medical Call Center at 847-490-0060 or an immigration medical exam near me to locate a nearby civil surgeon authorized to perform an immigration medical exam:
We have licensed and experienced doctors who receive ongoing special immigration-oriented medical training and policy updates.
What to bring in Immigration Medical Exam?
To get your medical exam smoothly, you should prepare the following documents in advance, depending on your geographical presence at the time of filing your application. Here’s what you will need to bring with you;
- Vaccination or immunization records
- Copy of your medical history
- Copies of any previous chest X-rays (Optional)
- Letter from your doctor outlining the treatment plan for any health problem you have or past medical conditions
- A government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license, travel permit, work permit, or state ID)
- Payment for the medical exam fee (most reasonable price in your area)
- Your health insurance card, if any (check with the doctor’s office before your appointment if they accept your insurance)
During the exam, you may look for the following
- Tuberculosis tests as per the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Urine and Blood tests for gonorrhea and syphilis for all applicants 15 years and older
- Drug and alcohol screening
- Vaccination screening
The doctor is authorized to complete the medical examination and report the results on Form I-693 to Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Citizenship to show that they don’t have any contagious or infectious disease that could cause harm to others. Your doctor (civil surgeon) will provide a copy of this form at their office. USCIS periodically updates this form; sometimes, doctors forget to replace the old copy with updated (new) ones. Unfortunately, if you submit an expired form, USCIS will reject it and ask you to resubmit the latest edition of the form, which will prolong your immigration process. To address this concern, we provide you with the updated I-693 form on our website. Note: You are advised to complete your portion of the form before going to your appointment to save time. But don’t sign the form until the physician or civil surgeon instructs your to do so. The physician or civil surgeon will complete their portion of the form at the end of your exam.
- You can access our offices for Immigration medical exams during the following regular office timings;
|Monday||08:30 AM – 05:00 PM|
|Tuesday||08:30 AM – 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||08:30 AM – 05:00 PM|
|Thursday||08:30 AM – 06:00 PM|
|Friday||08:30 AM – 02:00 PM|
|Saturday||08:00 AM – 01:00 PM|
Tips for Successful Medical Examination
- Ensure your timely presence at the scheduled date, time, and venue. Even it would be best if you tried to reach 15-20 minutes before the actual time of the exam to avoid any delay in the process.
- Bring all the required documents along with you at the exam time.
- Your appointment and documents will be verified at reception. After the security check, you will go inside the clinic area.
- All applicants are requested to cooperate with the clinic staff.
- If you need any special assistance such as a wheelchair, an interpreter (in case of any language barrier), or any other special requirement, kindly inform us in advance at the time of booking an appointment.
After the Exam
- Once your medical examination is completed, a civil surgeon or panel physician will ask you to sign the form. Do not forget to sign the form, as USCIS will not accept the unsigned form.
- The civil surgeon might refer your identification or classification to another health department if required to do so based on the CDC’s guidelines.
- After completing all the requirements, the civil surgeon will provide you with one copy of completed Form I-693 for your record in a sealed envelope. Don’t take the form if its seal is opened, and don’t try to open it; otherwise, USCIS will not accept it.
- If USCIS determines that your I-693 is insufficient or incomplete in any aspect, the USCIS will send you a letter to resubmit the additional evidence.
- Once you have successfully submitted your application at the USCIS platform, you have to wait for the decision of USCIS about the acceptance or rejection of the application.
- If you have completed all requirements fairly and perfectly, your application for a green card will surely get approval.