CHA provides required USCIS immigration (Green Card) physicals for the Dept. of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS or INS).
These services are perfect for people coming to the U.S. or employers who hire from another country. Our staff will record the results on Form I-693 for the applicant to return to the USCIS. Form I-693 | Instructions
Please note: it typically takes 2-3 visits to our clinic before the immigration exam is complete. Your paperwork is usually ready within 2 weeks of your initial visit.
Need an Interpreter?
CHA speaks your language. Medical interpreters are available at no extra cost.
Included in the Immigration Physical
The following must be complete in order to collect your I-693 paperwork:
- Physical Exam (included)
- TB screening (included)
- Syphilis blood test (included)
- Tetanus vaccine (added cost)
- MMR vaccine (1), or titers. If not immune, MMR vaccine will be necessary (added cost)
- Hepatitis B series (3), if 18 years old (added cost)
- Varicella vaccines (2), or titers. If not immune, varicella vaccine will be necessary (added cost). Documented history of chicken pox is acceptable.
- Flu vaccine, if exam is during flu season, typically Oct. 1 - April 1 (added cost)
- Pneumococcal vaccine, if over the age of 65 (added cost)
- Meningococcal vaccine, if 18 years old (added cost)
What you need to bring
- Current, government-issued picture ID such as a driver's license or passport
- Someone who can read and write English to help complete Form I-693
- Hospital or clinic record (must be in English), including:
- Immunization/vaccination records
- Proof of prior treatment for TB or other infectious disease
- Any mental health records
After the Exam
Once the immigration exam is completed, CHA will certify Form I-693 with the test results, exam findings and vaccination history. This will be placed in a sealed envelope. You will need to give this sealed envelope to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
DO NOT OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE. Turn in the envelope with your immigration application.
CHA Doctors are Civil Surgeons
A Civil Surgeon is a doctor selected by the USCIS to conduct medical examinations of people who are non-residents of the United States and are applying for adjustment of status to permanent residence, or who are required by the USCIS to have a medical examination. Civil surgeons are not the same as panel physicians. Civil surgeons provide medical exams in the U.S. while panel physicians perform exams outside the U.S.