Immigration Medical Physical Examination


Gamble Medical Group, Inc. is approved and an official provider of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Form 693 immigration physical medical examination for aliens seeking adjustment of status or to complete examination requirements for permanent residency.

 

Prices:

  • Immigration Physical Medical Examination = $ 150.00
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test = $25.00 

 

MEDICAL EXAM

The United States immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa. Most applicants will need 2-3 medical visits. During the first visit, the physician will perform the the medical examination and the Tuberculosis skin test. The applicant will be send to medical lab for a blood test for HIV/Syphilis and necessary test. The physician will also request immunization shots and vaccines if necessary. During your second visit, the physician will review the results of Tuberculosis test in order to determine if any other exams (chest X-Rays) is necessary. The last and final visit, the physician will review the results of the HIV/Syphilis and other blood test necessary. The physician will then complete the I-693 form and sealed the form and medical results in an envelope.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE EXAM

  • Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
  • Government-issued photo identification, such as a valid passport or driver’s license. If you are 14 years old or younger, bring identification that shows your name, date and place of birth and parent’s full name. Possible forms of identification include your birth certificate (with an English translation) or an affidavit.
  • Vaccination or immunization record (such as DT, DTP, DTaP, Td, Tdap, OPV, IPV, MMR, Hib, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella, pneumococcal influenza, rotavirus and meningococcal disease)
  • Payment As of the moment: form of payment  - cash, debit or credit card.

REQUIRED TESTING

  • Syphilis (RPR)
    • Syphilis is required for everyone 15 years of age and over
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test
    • TB skin test is required for everyone over age 2 if no documented proof of negative test within the last 12 months
  • MMR
    • documented proof of vaccination may be replaced by positive lab test
  • Hepatitis B
    • documented proof of vaccination may be replaced by positive lab test
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
    • if history is unknown, lab test may replace vaccination
  • Gonorrhea Screening

 REQUIRED VACCINATIONS:

  • Hepatitis B - 0 through 17 years of age
  • DTP/DTaP - 4 weeks through 6 years of age 
  • Polio - 4 weeks through 17 years of age
  • Hib -4 weeks through 6 years of age
  • Pneumonia -4 weeks through 6 years of age & 50 + during flu season
  • Hepatitis A- 12 through 23 months of age
  • MMR- 12 months through 49 years of age
  • Varicella - 12 months of age and up
  • Tdap - 18 years of age and up
  • Td - 65 years of age and up
  • Influenza – Flu season October to March

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS USCIS I-693 FORM?

Generally, all applicants filing for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident must submit Form I-693 completed by a designated civil surgeon. Form I-693 is used to report results of a medical examination to USCIS. The examination is required to establish that an applicant is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.

WHAT DOES AN IMMIGRATION DOCTOR DO FOR YOUR MEDICAL EXAM?

Immigration medical exams are usually performed in order to verify that you are in good health and admissible to become a United States citizen. These USCIS immigration exams are called I 693 (i693) and they verify your medical condition in order to determine if you need any medical care after you immigrate to the US or adjust your status to become a permanent resident.

WHAT IS A CIVIL SURGEON?

A Civil surgeon is a doctor, selected by the USCIS to conduct medical examinations of aliens in the United States who are applying for adjustment of status to permanent residence, or who are required by the USCIS to have a medical examination. 

WHAT IS A GREEN CARD MEDICAL EXAM?

When you apply for a green card or adjustment of status in the United States, you usually need to have a medical examination. The exam must be done by a doctor who is authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 

DOES OUR OFFICE HAVE IMMIGRATION DOCTORS?

Dr. Brian Gamble is an accredited USCIS civil surgeon and performs immigration physical exams for the USCIS. The doctor will perform the medical exam, report your vaccination record and completes the I-693 form.

MAY ANY DOCTOR PERFORM THE REQUIRED MEDICAL EXAMINATION?

Only a doctor who was designated by USCIS as a civil surgeon may perform the medical examination. USCIS will not accept a Form I- 693 completed by a doctor who is not a currently designated civil surgeon.

WHO PAYS FOR THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION?

The applicants are responsible for paying all costs of the medical examination, including the cost of any followup tests or treatment that are required. Make payments directly to the civil surgeon or other health care provider.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I DO THE MEDICAL EXAM?

The designated civil surgeon will fill out and complete the USCIS I-693. The results and the form will be sealed in an envelope that the applicant will give to USCIS. The applicant should not open the sealed envelope unless instructed by USCIS.