This guide will provide general guidance for eligible immigrant petitions that require a medical examination.
Generally, all applicants filing for adjustment of status to a lawful permanent resident must submit Form I-693 completed by a designated civil surgeon.
Form I-693 is used to report results of a medical examination to USCIS. The examination is required to establish that an applicant is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.
Find An Authorized Doctor
The medical exam must be conducted by an authorized USCIS doctor or "civil surgeons." Refer to USCIS website for a list of providers in your local area.
What to Bring to Exam
Bring the following to your medical exam: Form I-693; Government-issued photo identification; Previous vaccination records; Medical insurance card; Payment form.
The exam will be done in two parts - some of the tests will be administered on the same day and you will need to go back to the doctor's office 2-3 days after and have those tests read. Other portions of the exam will be done the same day and will be straight forward blood tests.
After the exam, the doctor will complete Form I-693 and seal the form in an envelope for you to submit to USCIS. Do not open this form as USCIS will not accept any medical exams that have been opened or altered. Be sure to acquire a copy for your records from the doctor's office.