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US Citizenship & Immigration (USCIS) Physicals

Getting a physical at Family Medicine Clinic is simple and easy! Dr. Elemuren is a certified civil surgeon and has been designated by the USCIS to perform immigration medical examinations in accordance to the Technical Instructions published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
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Choosing the right physician

An immigration physical exam is required to immigrate to the United States and become a permanent resident or green card holder. The appointment is a standard part of the immigration process intended to ensure public safety and remove the risk of inadmissibility.  An immigration physical exam cannot be performed by any doctor. Applicants applying in the United States must visit a government-approved doctor called a “civil surgeon”. 


What to bring with you

  • Valid passport or government-issued photo ID
  • A copy of your vaccination record
  • Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination, and Vaccination Record
  • The fee for the exam
  • Report of the condition and any special education or supervision requirements (if anyone in your family is immigrating with learning disabilities)
  • A list of your current medications
  • A certificate of clearance if you have been diagnosed by a doctor or health official with syphilis and were properly treated


The Exam Proces

  • Physical and Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse examination
  • TB Blood Test
  • Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Hansen’s Disease testing
  • Selected vaccinations
    • Bring your vaccination records if you have them, vaccinations records from other countries are fine.
    • Our facility can do the vaccinations for you if you don’t have any.
    • Otherwise vaccinations will be a separate price.  Please contact our office to get a more accurate pricing on vaccinations since they can change.


Submitting Exam Results

Once your exam is complete, you will return to the clinic to review your results with the physician. You will submit your results to the government. Exam results must be signed by a civil surgeon no more than 60 days before you submit Form I-485. Your exam results are valid for two years from the signature date.
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