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The information on the immigration website to apply for green card that blood tests are only for HIV. , do they test for drugs

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The information on the immigration website to apply for green card that blood tests are only for HIV. , do they test for drugs in hair or urine ?

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The medical exam includes questions regarding drug and alcohol use. It is the discretion of USCIS (and perhaps the doctor) whether or not to actually perform hair or blood analysis to detect a particular controlled substance.

This is a very sensitive aspect of immigration law, and if you feel the need to ask these questions you have the need to hire an attorney to present your case and determine whether you may need a waiver of admissibility.

Remember, all answers given to USCIS are sworn statements given under penalty of perjury (a federal crime).

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If you are serious about immigrating to the US, you must refrain from doing drugs. Drug use makes you inadmissible and once you are a permanent resident, deportable.

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Yes, they do. That will come out in the tests.

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Inside the US no, outside, yes. See the link below for more informaiton

NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS; email:; Phone: (866) 456-­8654; Fax: 212-964-0440; Cell: 212-202-0325. The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.

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Illicit drug use is not acceptable in the immigration process. Testing may occur.


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A drug problem is grounds to deny you status, or take it away if granted. If you cannot remain straight through this process, you may have a problem. I am in not judging, just warning.

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