Medical Exam for Immigration

When you apply for a green card through an Adjustment of Status process in the United States, you usually need to have a physical medical examination.

The exam must be done by a civil surgeon (a doctor who is authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)). You can locate a Doctor (civil surgeon) near you by plugging in your zip code at the USCIS website here: https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor

What to bring to an exam appointment:

  • Your passport(s)
  • Your Identification Card or  Driver’s License with a Photo
  • Proof of Immunization and Vaccinations previously received, if applicable
  • Payment – (Call a few doctors to confirm what they charge, since prices could vary by a few hundred dollar$.)
    The price may vary depending on the services you may need (such as additional vaccinations, x-rays, etc.)
  • If you have an A# (Identification number previously provided to you by USCIS), please bring this to your appointment.
  • If the green card application is based on marriage, and you are now using your married name, please bring your marriage certificate if you are using your married name.

Important: Do not open any sealed medical exam results given to you. The medical exam results must remain sealed until an Immigration official opens it. If you would like a copy of the report, get one directly from the Doctor (civil surgeon).

Source: https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor

***See the I-485 Instructions regarding the medical exam. It states that you don’t have to send the medical exam at the same time that you send the Application and supporting documents.***

10. Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (Form I-693)
Form I-485 applicants for adjustment of status are required to have a medical examination to show that they are free from health conditions that would make them inadmissible. ….
Only a USCIS designated civil surgeon can perform this medical examination in the United States. The civil surgeon must document the results of your medical examination on Form I-693. For more information on the medical examination, see the Form I-693 Instructions.
You are NOT required to submit Form I-693 at the time you file your adjustment application, but may do so if you wish. Because of the time-limited validity of Form I-693, you may choose to submit your Form I-693 after you file your Form I-485. You may also submit Form I-693 in person at an interview in a USCIS field office, if an interview is required. By waiting to submit Form I-693, you may avoid having to repeat the immigration medical examination. For more information about Form I-693 requirements, visit www.uscis.gov/i-693. (I-485 Instructions available here. , guidance since 10/2019)