ImmigrationMedical Exam

Green Card Medical Exam Made Easy


UrgentWay is a walk-in immigration medical exam facility. Our physicians are civil surgeons certified by USCIS to provide immigration medical check-ups for U.S. permanent resident (Green Card) applicants.

Here’s what to expect from our clinicians during your immigration medical exam:

Instructions

  • We provide the most up to date I-693 forms so all you need to bring with you is your passport and vaccination records
  • You may eat or drink before the examination
  • Most health plans do not cover immigration medical exams. Please get in touch with your insurance for more details. For self-pay we accept cash, credit cards

Procedure

Once you arrive at our offices, you will be asked to fill out the top part of Form I-693. Do not sign until one of our doctors sees you and asks you to do so.
The exam itself will cover:

  • A complete physical examination
  • An evaluation for tuberculosis. You will need to come back to the physician’s office in a day or two for the reading of the result
  • Blood test for syphilis
  • We check your records to see if you require any vaccinations. If a vaccination is required, most vaccinations can be done in-house so there is no need to go elsewhere
  • For vaccination that is done in series, the first dosage is enough for the completion of your Green Card medical form. We do recommend that you complete the vaccination cycle later. The team at Urgent Way will share information on future vaccination schedules

Vaccines / Boosters Required

  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Varicella
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
For more information please visit CDC Immigration Medical Examination section.

After the Test

  • After the exam, Urgent Way doctors will complete Form I-693 and seal the form in an envelope for you to submit to USCIS. You will also get a copy of the completed Form I-693 for your personal records. Do not open the sealed envelope as the USCIS will not accept an envelope that has been altered
  • As per USCIS requirements you must submit the sealed envelope directly to USCIS. There is no filling fee
  • If you are applying for adjustment of status, Form I-693 can be submitted in the following ways :
  1. Submit Form I-693 by mail together with your Form I-485 and Application to Register for Permanent Residence or Adjust Status to the location specified for your Form I-485 (see “Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-485”)
  2. Submit Form I-693 by mail after filing your Form I-485 to the location specified in your most recent communication with USCIS (for example, a Request for Evidence letter from USCIS)
  3. Submit Form I-693 in person at an interview in a USCIS field office (if an interview is required)

Other Applicants

Follow the instructions on or included with the application or the instructions given to you by the office requesting the medical examination.

We offer convenient hours and have little to no wait time. Appointments are not necessary and walk-ins are accepted. For more information, please call us at one of our 6 convenient locations.

UrgentWay Immigration Physicals Locations

 

Each of our clinics is fully equipped to provide complete Green Card physicals that follow all guidelines provided by the USCIS. You do not need an appointment and can walk in to any of the below listed clinics and be seen by a Civil Surgeon right away:

Immigration Medical Exam FAQs

Is your clinic certified to conduct immigration physicals?

Yes. Urgent Way is certified by USCIS to perform immigration medical exams.

What are the US immigration medical exam requirements for Form I-693?

  • An Immigration physical exam (also called a Green Card medical exam) by a USCIS-certified physician.
  • A PPD test or tuberculosis skin test (TB test).
  • A RPR blood test for syphilis.
  • Completion of all Green Card physical forms by the USCIS-certified physician performing your exam and lab work.
  • All vaccination records from your home country. The USCIS requires you meet all vaccination standards so your protection is on par with that of a US born individual.

Can I choose an Urgent Way doctor or do I need to go to the doctor recommended by my immigration attorney?

You may choose any physician so long as they are USCIS-certified. All Urgent Way physicians are USCIS-certified and can perform all of your required tests.

How many visits are needed to complete a Green Card medical exam?

Two visits are required because your PPD test must be read in 48 – 72 hours. There are two types of IGRA tests available: the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and an enzyme-linked immunospot.

What do I need to bring with me?

Your passport and driver’s license or another government-issued photo ID.

You will also need to bring all of your vaccine records and blood test results for vaccination-related antibodies. Please bring proof if you have recently received a flu shot.

Will you perform my chest X-ray?

Yes, all of our X-rays are done right on-site using the latest technology and read by our radiologist. All chest X-ray reports will be available within 2 business days. If your chest X-ray is abnormal, you will need further tests before you can be cleared for a Green Card.

What are the new changes for immigration exams since 2009?

The HIV test is no longer required and an IGRA blood test for TB can be done in place of the traditional skin test, which is more expensive.