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What basic services and procedures are included within the Immigration Physical?
During an immigration physical, the patient will be evaluated for communicable diseases (such as TB, syphilis, gonorrhea and leprosy), physical and mental conditions and ensure required vaccinations are completed.
What do I need to bring with me to the Immigration Physical?
Please bring a copy of Form I-693 with Parts 1-3 filled in (do not sign #5 in part 2 however) and the top of each page completed by the patient. Please also bring an acceptable photo ID, such as a state driver’s license, state ID or passport. Lastly, bring any immunization records and lab results showing completion of requirements.
What if my immunization records are from a foreign country and in a foreign language?
If you submit a document with information in a foreign language, you must also submit a full English translation. The translator must sign a certification that the English language translation is complete and accurate, and that he or she is competent to translate from the foreign language into English. The certification must include the translator’s signature, should contain the translator’s printed name and the date, and it may also contain the translator’s contact information.
What is comprised within the actual Immigration Physical examination?
The patient’s basic vitals (blood pressure, temperature, height/weight, etc), medical and social history will be obtained. The physician will then complete a physical examination of the patient, review records the patient brought with them, and order necessary lab work and vaccinations to be given. Most of these orders can be done in the office.
What happens to the Immigration Physical test results?
Results are documented on Form I-693. They will also be recorded in the patient’s chart at our office.
What occurs after the Immigration Physical?
After the physical and follow-up, if needed, you will be provided with a completed Form I-693 in a sealed envelope along with supporting documents which the patient will then submit to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. You will also get a copy of Form I-693 with supporting documents for your records.
Will my health plan cover these services?
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not cover the exam. They may cover immunizations and necessary labs if your insurance plan includes those benefits.
Form I-693, instructions and further information about Immigration Physicals can be found at: https://www.uscis.gov/i-693