Every year, the United States provides legal resident status to more than 1 million immigrants.
About half of the people who become legal residents have already been in the United States, and the other half are new arrivals. Regardless of whether or not you are already in the U.S., there are some things that you will need to do before becoming a U.S. resident. One of those things is to have an immigration medical exam.
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What Is An Immigration Medical Exam?
An immigration medical exam is a routine part of the immigration process. These exam requirements are for your safety, as well as the safety of everyone in the U.S.
If you plan to immigrate to the United States, or if you currently live in the U.S. and plan to become a U.S. permanent resident (get a Green Card), you will need an immigration medical exam.
If you plan on adjusting your status in the US from an F1, J1, or H1B visa you will need to file for an Adjustment of Status (form i-485). An immigration medical exam is required.
What Does An Immigration Medical Exam Look At?
An immigration medical exam looks at the following things:
- Whether or not you are current on vaccinations.
- Communicable diseases that might be a threat to public health (examples include tuberculous, syphilis, and gonorrhea).
- A mental or physical disorder that could put you at risk of being a danger to yourself or others.
- A history or existing case of drug addiction or drug abuse.
The Process Of An Immigration Medical Exam
- The first step of getting an immigration medical exam is to select a doctor.
- Click Immigration physical near me to find the closest Statcare Urgent Care locations.
- Once you choose your nearest location, schedule an online appointment. Statcare offers same-day appointments for immigration medical exams 7 days per week.
- process The includes a TB test (often a chest x-ray), urine tests, blood tests, and vaccinations.
- When you visit Statcare for your Immigration physical near me, make sure you have a valid government photo ID (i.e. passport), the fee, a list of your medications, your medical history and vaccine records, and any recent lab test results.
Changes in the Immigration Medical Exam Process
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated the I-693 form on 07/15/2019.
- The sealed envelope needs to be sent to USCIS within 60 days of seeing any of our designated civil surgeons.
- The I-693 form is valid for 2 years.
- As implemented in 2018, the RPR test for syphilis needs to be done at the civil surgeon’s office.
- The first 4 pages of the I-693 need to be completed by the patient. You can even print the first 4 pages from home, complete them and bring in the completed forms on Day 1.
- If you asked someone else to prepare or complete the first 4 pages of the I-693 form, he/she will have to complete the Preparer section (Part 4) and sign as well.
Where Can I Go For An Immigration Medical Exam?
You can go for an immigration medical exam at an Urgent Care Clinic that has a Civil Surgeon authorized by the United States Department of Homeland Security to provide these immigration exams. At Statcare, we have three official civil surgeons (USCIS) on staff authorized to perform the medical examination and give necessary immunizations for individuals seeking permanent residency or applying for citizenship.
What Is An Immigration Medical Exam Cost?
An immigration medical exam only costs $129 at Statcare. In addition to saving money, you also save time by having your immigration medical exam at Statcare. That is because we also offer vaccinations.
Are Immigration Medical Exams Covered By Insurance?
Immigration medical exams are not covered by insurance. Fortunately, you can get an affordable immigration medical exam at Statcare. Find an Immigration physical near me in Astoria, Brooklyn, or Queens.
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