Immigration Physicals Specialist

Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care

Family Care & Medical Spa located in Woodbridge, VA

Required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), immigration physicals are a routine step in becoming a lawful permanent resident. If you’re in need of an immigration physical, Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care in Woodbridge, Virginia, provides comprehensive exams and assistance with the USCIS I-693 medical record. You can book your immigration physical directly through the website, or you can call the clinic to speak with a team member.

Immigration Physicals Q & A

What is the purpose of an immigration physical?

The USCIS requires anyone wanting to obtain a permanent US green card or US citizenship undergo a comprehensive immigration physical, which must be performed by a designated civil surgeon. An immigration physical is important to:

  • Prevent the spread of communicable diseases
  • Screen for drug or alcohol abuse 
  • Screen for harmful behaviors
  • Get updates on immunizations 

In general, the purpose of the immigration physical is to ensure you meet the health standards required for admissibility. If you don’t, your doctor can work with you to treat any concerning issues. 

What can I expect during an immigration physical?

Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care is home to dedicated medical providers who help you through every step of your USCIS-required immigration physical. The entire exam is based on the I-693 form, which requires your physician to screen for:

  • Tuberculosis 
  • Mental health disorders
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis and gonorrhea

In addition to a head-to-toe examination, your provider is likely going to need a blood and urine sample, as well as a chest X-ray. Your doctor also needs to go over your vaccination history and get you caught up if there are any vaccines you’re missing.

Which documents should I bring to an immigration physical?

To help your doctor at Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care complete your immigration physical, you need to bring several documents with you. Before coming to the clinic, make sure you have the following documents available:

  • Valid, unexpired passport or government-issued identification 
  • Printout of the USCIS I-693 form
  • List of medications 
  • Vaccination records

If you have a history of communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis or syphilis, it’s important to have a certificate of clearance signed by your doctor to show that you were properly treated. 

Lastly, if you need an interpreter, bring them with you to your immigration physical. They’re going to need to fill out their information on the I-693 form and help ensure you understand the document and all required screenings. 

Click on the online scheduling feature to book your immigration physical at Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care today. You can also call to schedule by phone.