Immigration Services


What is an Immigration Medical Exam?

The immigration medical examination, also known as a green card medical examination, is an important step of the immigration process, and is required for most applicants. The exam must be completed by a USCIS approved Civil Surgeon. The purpose of this exam is to ensure that the person seeking a green card has no health conditions that could potentially be inadmissible to the United States, meaning they are ineligible to receive a green card.

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What to expect at the time of your Immigration Medical Exam?

  1. A complete review of your medical history and immunization (vaccination) records
  2. A physical and mental health evaluation
  3. Drug and alcohol screening
  4. Diagnostic tests for various diseases and illnesses, sometimes including x-ray


How much will the Immigration Medical Exam cost?

The cost of the exam varies significantly by location and provider.


When and how do I schedule the Immigration Medical Exam?

The scheduling process for the medical exam depends on where the family member seeking a green card is applying from.

In cases where you schedule your medical exam before the beginning of the green card application process: It is important to submit your medical exam results with your application package (including all government forms and supporting documents).

What should I bring to my Immigration Medical Exam?

Having all your documents ready before your appointment can help the medical examination go smoothly. Here is what you will need to bring with you:

  1. Your immunization or vaccination records (translated & validated into English)
  2. A copy of your complete medical history (translated & validated into English)
  3. Copies of any previous chest x-rays if available (translated & validated into English)
  4. A letter from your regular primary care doctor outlining a treatment plan for any health conditions you may have (translated & validated into English)
  5. A government-issued photo ID, such as your passport, state ID, driver's license, travel permit or work permit


Additional information:

Completion of the i-693 form may take up to 7 business days, depending on the results of any tests ordered by the USCIS Approved Civil Surgeon.


This information is constantly update by USCIS and Soma Medical Center P.A.

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Locations that offer the immigration exam