What should I bring to Immigration Medical Exam?
When all of your documents are ready, go out to attend your appointment. It can help the medical exam go smoothly. The required list of documents depends on your geographical presence at the time of filing application. Here’s what you will need to bring with you;
- Vaccination or immunization records
- Copy of your medical history
- Copies of any previous chest X-rays (Optional)
- Letter from your doctor outlining the treatment plan for any health problem you have or past medical conditions
- A government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license, travel permit, work permit, or state ID)
- Payment for the medical exam fee (Most Reasonable Price in your area)
- Your health insurance card, if any (check with the doctor’s office before your appointment if they accept your insurance)
During the exam, you may look for the following:
- Tuberculosis tests, which are based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Urine and Blood tests for gonorrhea and syphilis for all applicants 15 years and older
- Drug and alcohol screening
- Vaccination screening
The most important thing is that most doctors will provide a copy of this form at their office. But you can download the updated I-693 form from here. USCIS time to time, update this form, and some doctors forget old copies with current ones. Unfortunately, suppose you submit an expired form. In that case, USCIS will reject it and ask you to submit the latest edition of the form, which means returning to the doctor’s office and then delaying the application process.
For saving your time, before going to your appointment, complete your portion of the form. But don’t sign the form until the physician or civil surgeon instructs your to do so. The physician or Civil Surgeon will complete their portion of the form at the end of your exam.
Applying from Abroad for Immigration Medical Exam:
Most doctors provide a copy of this form at their office, but you can download the updated I-693 form from our site. USCIS time to time, update this form. Unfortunately, if you submit an expired form, USCIS will reject it and ask you to submit the latest version which could prolong the application process.