Preparing for Your Immigration Physical

If you’re looking to stay in the United States legally as a permanent resident — in other words, you’re applying for a green card — it’s necessary to have a medical exam, or immigration physical, performed by a doctor in the US. Before you arrive for your exam, it’s important that you know what to expect, what to bring, and how to prepare. And because your immigration physical must be performed by a doctor authorized by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you need to choose the right office and medical professionals.

Here at Everest Urgent Care, with offices in Upper Darby and Havertown, Pennsylvania, we offer immigration physicals performed by doctors approved by the USCIS. And don’t hesitate to ask us about any of our other offerings, which include both medical and aesthetic services.

What to know before an immigration physical

It’s important to stress that if you have any communicable diseases, you won’t pass the exam. These include:

Also included are any diseases that currently require a quarantine, which may include cholera, diphtheria, plague, smallpox, and yellow fever. Likewise, if you’re suffering from any disease listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a public health emergency, you won’t pass.

What to bring to an immigration physical

Once you’ve scheduled your immigration physical at Everest Urgent Care, you need to bring the following to your exam:

A printable copy of Form I-693 can be found on the USCIS website.

What happens at an immigration physical

When you come for your immigration physical at Everest Urgent Care, we do a full examination, which includes:

If you need any vaccinations, including a flu shot, we can most likely administer them on the spot, though you may need to space them out.

Because the TB skin test is a two-part test, you’ll need to return to Everest Urgent Care a few days after your initial visit. At that time, we can help you fill out Form I-693, but you need to submit it to the USCIS. You should, of course, keep a copy for your records.

If you need an immigration physical to get your green card, call the Everest Urgent Care office convenient to you or book your appointment online.

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