USCIS Medical Exam
At Manhattan Medical Arts
Any individual looking to acquire a green card in the United States of America is mandated by the government to complete the USCIS Medical Exam. This medical examination ensures that the person applying for the green card is free of communicable diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea, and tuberculosis, while being updated on all vaccinations, to minimize the spread of any disease. The USCIS Medical Exam or the I-693 (Report of medical examination and vaccination record) is a way to keep the individuals seeking a green card and those around them, healthy and disease-free.
Government requires the USCIS’s designated physicians and surgeons to perform this medical exam. We at Manhattan Medical Arts have physicians who are licensed to perform this exam and provide you with a detailed report.
What Is The USCIS Medical Exam?
The USCIS medical exam is just like any other medical evaluation, but in addition, it also tests individuals for certain officially instructed conditions and diseases too. The physicians performing the USCIS medical exam, evaluate individual’s organ systems and also perform blood tests to check for communicable and sexually transmitted diseases. The physician performing the exam also makes sure that the person looking to acquire a permanent citizen status in the United States of America is fully vaccinated according to the guidelines provided by CDC.
Which Immunizations Are Required For Adults?
The CDC requires that adults trying to acquire permanent resident status in the US be vaccinated against:
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Seasonal influenza
All immunizations are required, but if an individual has a certain medical condition or a contraindication to vaccination; in that case it should be properly documented and shared with the civil physician.
Is a COVID Vaccine Shot Required For The USCIS Medical Exam?
Starting October 2021, the government has mandated that individuals seeking permanent residence in the United States must have completed age-appropriate COVID vaccine series. They should provide documentation proving the completion of the vaccine series to the physician performing the USCIS medical exam. However, there are certain special situations which must be taken into account. Individuals may get a vaccination waiver if there is a serious contraindication that prevents the individual from getting vaccinated and the contraindication must be documented by the civil physician performing the exam. Religious and moral waivers are also taken into account in the event of not getting immunized due to those specific reasons and require documentation too.
How To Prepare For Your USCIS Medical Exam?
To have the medical exam appointment run smooth and trouble-free, make sure you bring with yourself a filled I-693 form and the following documents:
- Photo identification (Driver’s License or Passport)
- Immunization record
- Medical insurance card
- USCIS doctor visit fee
- Medical records for a serious medical condition (if any)
At Manhattan Medical Arts, we advise our clients to fill in as much information as they can in their 1-693 form. However, in the event of trouble or confusion, our staff is well equipped to assist you with your needs.
Our staff and physicians understand the specific USCIS requirements and are well aware of the sensitive nature of medical information. We ensure that all your privileged information is protected and shared to you in a sealed envelope; which can only be accessed by the designated immigration personnel.
For more information, call us or visit Manhattan Medical Arts.