Physical exams for immigration
Since February 2005, Focilmed is one of the medical clinics authorized by the Office of Immigration and Citizenship Services to perform the physical examinations requested by the Immigration Department.
Our team of professionals is highly trained to apply them, and for your total comfort they speak fluently in Spanish or English.
If you submit all the documentation required by the government for the day of your appointment, your documents will be ready faster.
When you apply for a green card, you usually need to have a medical examination. The exam must be done by a doctor who is authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
What to Bring to the Exam?
1.The registration of your vaccines (yellow card or any record you have received your vaccinations).
(such as DT, DTP, DTaP, Td, Tdap, OPV, IPV, MMR, Hib, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella, pneumococcal influenza, rotavirus and meningococcal disease.
2. Government-issued photo identification, such as a valid passport or driver’s license.
What to expect during the exam
The doctor will test for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and syphilis. The tuberculosis test is done in two parts. You will have to return to our office within two to three days to have the results read. The syphilis test is a blood test.
The doctor will also check your records to see if you need any extra vaccinations.
After the exam, the doctor will complete Form I-693 and seal the form in an envelope to submit to USCIS. You should not open the sealed envelope.
What is a green card medical exam?
The Immigration Medical Exam is necessary for people that are looking to adjust their status in the United States or apply for an immigrant visa. The immigration medical exam must be performed by a USCIS approved Civil Surgeon or an immigration doctor, and our office has an immigration doctor on staff on a daily basis
What does an immigration doctor do for your medical exam?
Immigration medical exams are performed in order to verify that you are in good health and admissible to become a United States citizen. These USCIS immigration exams are called I 693 (i693) and they verify your medical condition in order to determine if you need any medical care after you immigrate to the US or adjust your status to become a permanent resident.
Does our office have immigration doctors? How to find immigration doctors for my immigration physical exams?
Yes. Dr. Augusto Focil is an accredited USCIS civil surgeon and performs immigration physical exams, or immigration medical exams for the USCIS. He fills out the I 693 form for you. Therefore, once you make an appointment, you will find our immigration clinic very cost effective compared to other immigration clinics that are in Ventura County. Dr. Focil is very competent in performing the immigration physical because he has been doing it for many years.
What medical test may be required during the physical examination?
- Tuberculosis skin test (TB)=
- Syphilis for applicants 15 years or older
- HIV (blood test)
- Mental defect
- Lymphogranuloma venerum
- Granuloma inguinal
- Narcotic drug addiction
- Psychopathic personality
- And additional tests