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All You Need to Know About Immigration Medical Exam

by Oakton Healthcenter Oakton Healthcenter

The immigration medical examination is an integral part of immigrating to the United States of America and becoming a permanent resident or green card holder at the same time. Immigration medical exam is also referred to as the “green card medical examination.” The appointment serves to be a routine part of the entire process towards ensuring public safety as well as for removing the grounds for inadmissibility for the aspiring immigrants. Certain diseases of public health importance might make the candidate inadmissible to the USCIS immigration medical exam. The USCIS (the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) immigration medical exam is the mandatory procedure for removing the grounds for the inadmissibility of the candidates.

Purpose of the USCIS immigration Medical Exam

The medical examination for USCIS of foreign nationals is known for removing the grounds of inadmissibility of the foreign candidates. Moreover, the vaccinations that are administered to the foreign nationals have been designed for protecting the health of the population in the United States. The immigration medical examination along with the vaccination record and the final medical examination report is known for providing the information on USCIS utilization for determining whether or not a foreign national is able to meet the health-related admissibility standards.

The given standard medical conditions might make the candidate inadmissible on specific grounds of health-related information:

· Some form of communicable disease of public health importance

· Drug addiction or abuse

· The failure of the immigrant towards showing relevant proof of the necessary vaccinations

· Mental or physical disorder with some associated damaging behavior

Selection of the Doctor for Your Exam

While applying for the USCIS medical examination, you will not be able to visit any doctor for the medical exam. The examination is required to be performed by a physician given approval by the United States government. When you are applying for the United States immigration visa through the embassy, you will be provided a list of specific panel physicians who have received the certification from the Department of State. In typical cases, you might be even given a choice of medical physicians. However, it is always recommended that you should check with the dot medical examiner locations in your embassy. You might have to keep the appointment notification prior to seeing the panel physician.

What All to Take to the Medical Exam

During the preparation of the USCIS immigration medical exam, you are required to take along the following items:

· Valid passport or some government-issued photo ID

· Vaccination record

· The fees required

· Form I-693

· List of medications

· The required number of photographs

· Certificate of clearance –duly signed by the doctor

All the best for your USCIS immigration medical examination!


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