Immigration Physicals

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires US citizenship and green card applicants to get full immigration physical. Here it is important to state that immigration physicals are required by the applicants of all ages. The Family Sports and Family Health Center can meet this requirement for all those applicants. You need to book an appointment to receive the required tests and exams. Simply bring all the required documents with you at the time of visiting the healthcare center.

Immigration physicals include the following tests and vaccines. However, some applicants are required to go through additional exams and vaccines, depending on their immunization record and age.

  • Physical examination
  • Syphilis blood test
  • QuantiFeron (IGRA) testing
  • Tetanus vaccine
  • Gonorrhea urine test
  • Hepatitis B series, if the applicant is 18 years or older
  • MMR vaccine
  • Mums vaccine
  • Pneumococcal vaccine, if the applicant is over 65 years
  • Flu vaccine, if the examination is carried out during the flu season
  • Varicella vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine, if the applicant is 18 years old
  • Diarrhea vaccine
  • Pertussis vaccine
  • Rubella vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • Rotavirus vaccine
  • Measles vaccine
  • Influenza vaccine

On your first visit to the healthcare center, you will undergo a tuberculin skin test. After that, you will be asked to visit the healthcare center after 2-3 days to get the test result. In case of a positive test result, you have to undergo a chest X-ray to ensure that you don’t have active tuberculosis. On the other hand, if the tuberculosis test result comes negative, then your medical exam can continue.

If you already have any of these vaccination records, then you can bring them to the healthcare center. Our medical specialists will review those vaccination records and decide if additional vaccinations are required.

What to bring for your immigration physicals

To ensure an efficient and smooth immigration physicals, an applicant is required to bring the following documents or items.

  • Government-issued photo identification, like a valid passport, ID, or driver’s license. Please note that a school ID is not acceptable.
  • For an applicant under 14 years, other identity proof will be accepted that shows the name, birthplace and date, and parent’s full names. Some of these documents include affidavits or birth certificates.
  • Medical records of the applicant for any serious or chronic medical problem.
  • Immunization records.
  • Any mental health record.
  • A recent copy of the I-693 medical form.
  • Alien Registration Number, if possessed by the applicant.

Note: If the medical records are not in English, then translate them before bringing them to the healthcare center. If an applicant cannot speak English, then he/she can get a translator service at an extra cost. However, please make sure to inform the healthcare center about the translator service when scheduling the appointment.

Cost of immigration physicals

The cost of immigration physicals will depend on the number of tests and vaccinations that will be required by the US citizenship and green card applicant. Like some applicants may require an additional test or vaccination if he/she has a certain medical condition. So, make sure to bring your vaccination records to avoid the extra cost.

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