Get Your Immigration Physical Exam Today
Fairfax Urgent Care is approved to perform immigration examinations for individuals seeking permanent residency (Green Card) as required by the USCIS. The medical examination includes an interview, a physical exam, a tuberculosis blood test, a blood test for syphilis, and a urine test for gonorrhea. During the exam, we review your vaccination record and any required vaccines can be administered during the same visit.
The green card medical examination is an important step of the immigration process and is required for all family members seeking a family-based green card. The exam, to be completed by a government-authorized doctor, consists of several parts:
- A review of your medical history and immunization records
- A physical and mental evaluation
- Drug and alcohol screening
- Tests for various diseases and illnesses
The purpose of the green card medical exam is to ensure that the relative seeking a green card has no health condition that could make them “inadmissible” to the United States — meaning they’re ineligible to receive a green card.
Many green card applicants get nervous about this step of the process, and that’s normal. But there’s no need to worry! Adequate preparation can make the entire exam less stressful and also help you avoid any issues that could delay or cause denial of your green card application. Plus, it’s rare to fail the medical exam.
Preparing for your visit:
To avoid multiple visits and unnecessary vaccination costs, please bring in any vaccination records you have, including childhood vaccination records.
You do not need to fast before the exam. If you have a tendency to faint when your blood is drawn, drink plenty of fluids before coming in.
For adults aged 18 through 64, USCIS requires proof of a completed covid vaccine series, and childhood series of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) and measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccines. A dose of Tdap within the last 10 years is also necessary. A flu shot is required during the flu season. If there is no history of chickenpox disease, the chickenpox vaccine is also required.
If no official documentation is available, a dose of Tdap must be administered. Because many individuals do not remember having had chickenpox, we offer an inexpensive blood test to check for immunity against chickenpox, which would obviate the need for the expensive chickenpox vaccine. A similar test for immunity against measles/mumps/rubella can be performed in lieu of a vaccine.
What to bring?
To avoid multiple visits and unnecessary vaccination costs, please bring in-
- Completed I-693 form
- Official photo ID, such as a passport, a driver’s license, or a state ID.
- Immunization records including COVID vaccination
- Vaccination records you have, including childhood vaccination records.
- If you have a USCIS number (A- number), please bring it with you.
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