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Immigration Medical Exam By Our Civil Surgeon

To obtain entry and/or residency (green card) to the United States, a thorough Immigration Medical Examination and review of current immunizations is required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Two of our doctors Kanayo K. Odeluga.MD.,MPH and Chinyere I. Odeluga who are USCIS Certified Civil Surgeons are authorized to conduct Immigration Medical Examination.

The examination will last between 1-2 hour and results are recorded on federally designated forms.

ADULT & PEDIATRIC EXAMINATION

An adult examination (15 years or older) typically consists of the following:

  • A physical examination
  • A tuberculin skin test (TST) is required for all persons 2 years or older to check for current or prior tuberculosis (TB) infection.
  • A blood test for syphilis (RPR)
  • If not reliably documented, adults will need vaccination for chickenpox (varicella), measles, mumps & rubella (MMR), and tetanus-diphtheria (Td). You cannot receive MMR or chickenpox vaccine if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant in the next month. In the event you need vaccination, we can test you for pregnancy and provide you with almost immediate results.

A pediatric examination (children 14 years of age or younger) does not require blood testing and typically consists of the following:

  • A physical examination
  • A TB skin test (see above)
  • A review and update of routine pediatric immunizations.

Please bring the following items with you on the day of your examination for each applicant:

  • Passport (we will make a copy, and immediately return the original to you)
  • INS Form I-693 (please complete the top section of all forms)
  • Supplemental Form To I-693 (Adjustment of Status Applicant’s Documentation of Immunization)
  • A list of current medications
  • Immunization records for each family member seeking entry. This is especially important for pre-school and school-age children. You may not have these for each family member, but a more complete record means fewer vaccinations.

The following are not mandatory but may save you time and money:

  • Any prior blood test results for: AIDS (HIV titers), syphilis (RPR test), or measles (rubeola), rubella (German measles), mumps, or varicella (chickenpox).
  • Any TB skin test results or chest x-ray reports

EXAMINATION RESULTS
Typically, you will be notified of the results of your lab work (and chest x-ray, if done) within 7-10 days. Your results will be documented on INS Form I-693 and placed in a sealed and signed envelope. You must give this to your attorney or directly to the INS. If you have a health condition that requires medical follow-up, clearance will not be granted until follow-up is completed. You will be responsible for the cost of any additional medical examinations or treatments required to fulfill the federal health requirements established by the INS.

INS Forms and Vaccine Requirements Table:
I-693
I-693 Supplemental Form
INS Vaccine Requirements Table

All expenses must be paid at the time of your exam. We accept cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard.

ABOUT IMMANUEL

We are a primary care practice dedicated to providing quality healthcare and wellness services using the lastest in healthcare technology and knowledge for every member of your family. As your doctor, together with our staff, we will listen to you, answer your questions, treat you as an individual and involve you in decisions regarding your health. more.
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