Civil Surgeon Immigration Physicals

What to ExpecT

The physician will review your medical history and give you a physical exam, a chest X-ray, and test your blood. Normally, exceptions are made to the X-ray when the patient is under the age of 15. In addition to children, pregnant women can postpone the X-ray but this depends on the country you are coming from. Check with immigration services at the department of homeland security for more information if you are pregnant.

After the exam, the doctor will complete Form I-693 and seal the form in an envelope for you to submit to USCIS. DO NOT UNSEAL THE ENVELOPE. Make sure you get a copy of the completed Form I-693 for your personal records before the doctor seals the envelope. USCIS will not accept the form if the envelope has been opened or altered.


Physical Exam Including Chest X-Ray* and Blood Test

A physical will be given and this involves looking at your ears, nose, eyes, lungs, heart, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and your genitalia.

*Normally, exceptions are made to the X-ray when the patient is under the age of 15.

Communicable Disease Screening

You will be tested for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and syphilis. The tuberculosis test is done in two parts. You will have to return to the doctor’s office within two to three days to have the results read. The syphilis test is a blood test.

Review of Vaccination Records

The doctor will also check your records to see if you need any vaccinations. The list includes Hepatitis A and B, Influenza, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Pneumococcal, Pertussis, Polio, Rotavirus, Rubella, Tetanus, COVID and Varicella.

What to Bring With You

Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Records

Our facility can provide form I-693 for your convenience (at an additional cost) and our medical immigration specialist will work with you to fill out the documents correctly.

Vaccinations can be done at our facility if you do not have any previous vaccination records.

Government-issued photo identification (valid passport or driver’s license)

Identifications that say “not for federal identification” are not valid.  Bringing your passport is recommended.  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.

If you are concerned if your photo identification is valid, please call and speak with our medical immigration specialist.

Vaccination or immunization record

Your medical record of vaccinations, such as DT, DTP, DTaP, Td, Tdap, OPV, IPV, MMR, Hib, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella, pneumococcal influenza, rotavirus, COVID vaccinations and meningococcal disease

Payment such as cash or credit

Check with the clinic if your payment method is accepted.  Most health insurance providers will not cover this type of physical examination. See front desk for pricing.


Contact our scheduling department today to make an appointment.