Immigration Medical Exam / USCIS Green Card Medical Exam
Before you can apply for a United States green card, you’ll need to have a specific immigration medical exam. This exam, also called a green card medical exam, can only be administered by a doctor authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
What happens during the Immigration Medical Exam
The USCIS immigration medical exam is a simple, straightforward exam. First, your doctor will check your medical records to see whether you need any vaccinations. Then, you’ll be tested for communicable diseases that could affect public health, like:
- Leprosy, infectious
- Syphilis, infectious stage
- Tuberculosis, active (Class A)
Your results should be ready within one week. Once you’re handed the completed Form I-693 in a sealed envelope by your doctor, it’s your job to bring it with you to your local USCIS office. It’s important that you do not tamper with the envelope in any way—the USCIS will not accept it if it has been opened.
What you need to bring with you for the Green Card Medical Exam
You’ll need to bring the following items for your green card medical exam:
- Form I-693. This is the form your doctor will fill out after you’ve had your exam.
- Government-issued photo ID. This could be a valid passport, driver’s license, or official state ID (for non-drivers). Anyone who is 14 years or younger must have an ID that clearly shows their name, date, place of birth, and the full names of their parents.
- Vaccination/immunization record. Your doctor will advise you if you need to have any additional vaccinations before applying for your green card.
- Cash payment. The cost for the USCIS/green card medical exam is paid in cash, it is a self-pay service.
Yaffe Ruden welcomes everyone who wishes to apply for a United States Green Card and needs their immigration medical exam. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.