Immigration Physicals

If you or your family is applying for Permanent Resident Status or adjustment of status, then contact Florida Sports and Family Health Center to get the required immigration physicals. Some tests are made compulsory by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) for immigration physicals. A physical examination is needed for every individual regardless of his/her age. Further exam requirements are based on your immunization record and age.

Required examination

The examination of an adult (15 years or above) usually includes:

  • Physical examination
  • Blood test for syphilis
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Immunizations based on medical history and age

The examination of a pediatric (kids with 14 years age or below) typically needs:

  • Physical examination
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Review and revision of pediatric immunizations

At your first visit, tuberculin skin test will be conducted. You should return after 2-3 days to get your test report. If in case your test comes positive, then you have to go through a chest x-ray to ensure you don’t have active tuberculosis. This will cost you an extra charge. If the tuberculosis test comes negative, then your remaining medical exam will continue.

Once all tests are performed, your examination results will be forwarded to the immigration officer. The same results may also be sent to health departments or authorized medical authorities.

Required immunizations

Some immunizations are also needed by the USCIS. These immunizations vary according to age.

Immunizations of an adult may include:

  • Mumps, measles, rubella vaccine
  • Tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria vaccine
  • Chicken pox (varicella) vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Seasonal influenza (for certain people during flu season)

Immunizations of a child may include the following, based on age.

  • Rubella, measles, mumps vaccine
  • Rotavirus vaccine
  • Tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • Pneumococcal vaccine
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine

Things required for immigration physicals appointment

To ensure an efficient and smooth appointment, you must bring the following things:

  • Government issued photo identification, which can be a driving license or a valid passport.
  • For applicants below 14 years of age, other identify proof will be accepted by USCIS that displays name, parents’ full names, place and date of birth, and other identify information. Acceptable documents typically include birth certificates or affidavits.
  • Your medical history for any serious or chronic issues.
  • Your immunization history, including childhood history or affidavits.
  • Alien registration number, if available.
  • Latest copy of your I-693 medical form.
  • Translator, if required should be present for signing forms.

If your medical history is not in English, then make sure to translate them before appointment. If you can’t speak English, then you can get a translator by paying an extra amount. However, you have to inform early if you need a translator.

Florida Sports and Family Health Center has more than 25 years of experience in family and sports medicine. FSFHC specializes in different fields, one of which is immigration physicals. All the doctors here are board certified and well committed to their profession. So, you can trust their immigration physicals service. Book your immigration physicals appointment today if you want to apply for permanent resident status.

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