For those planning to become permanent residents of the United States, immigration physical exams are an important part of the process. Obianamma Ozuah, DNP, and the providers at Zidon Internal Medicine specialize in comprehensive immigration physical exams that meet the requirements of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). They provide diagnostic testing services in-office and complete the necessary forms for your application during your visit. Call the office in Aubrey, Texas, today to schedule immigration physical exams, or book an appointment online.
When you apply for a green card in the United States, you can expect to need a specialized health evaluation known as an immigration physical exam.
This type of exam doesn’t involve a complete physical. Instead, an immigration physical exam ensures that you’re free of contagious diseases that put the health of others at risk, including diseases like:
An immigration physical exam also helps identify persons with physical or mental disorders associated with harmful behaviors, and those with drug abuse or addiction issues.
You need to schedule an immigration physical exam before your immigrant visa interview date. Bring your passport or other government-issued photo identification, your vaccination records, Form I-693, and any medical records you have.
During your immigration physical exam, the Zidon Internal Medicine providers review the details of your medical history and discuss any existing health issues you have.
As part of your physical, they note important details about your health, such as your height, weight, blood pressure, and lung function. You can expect to give a blood sample to test for contagious diseases.
Additional diagnostic testing services, such as chest X-rays and urine testing, are also available on-site to determine if you have infectious diseases or underlying health issues that prevent you from passing the physical.
You also need to bring a copy of your immunization records, so the providers can ensure you’re up-to-date with vaccinations against contagious diseases, like hepatitis, influenza, measles, and COVID-19.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have at least one dose of other vaccines at the time of your physical to meet the requirements of the exam.
After your exam is finished, the providers at Zidon Internal Medicine complete the necessary forms. They give them to you in a sealed envelope that you return with your application to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
It’s important that you don’t open the envelope, as USCIS won’t accept the forms if you open or alter the envelope.
To schedule immigration physical exams, call Zidon Internal Medicine today or request a consultation online.