Here, you'll find answers to common questions regarding the immigration medical examination process. This guide provides clear and concise information to help you understand your medical exam's requirements, procedures, and expectations. Whether you're preparing for your examination or seeking clarification on specific aspects, our FAQs are designed to offer informative assistance throughout your immigration journey.

What is Form I-693?

Form I-693 is the Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, used to establish that an applicant is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.

Who needs to submit Form I-693?

Applicants applying for adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident must submit Form I-693.

What are the medical examination requirements for a green card / US visa?

The medical examination includes a physical exam, review of medical history, and verification of vaccination records by a USCIS-designated civil surgeon

What should applicants do if they have a chronic medical condition or take regular medication?

Applicants with chronic medical conditions or those on regular medication should know their medical conditions and the names of their medications. If unsure about their diagnosis, they must provide a certificate detailing the condition(s), current treatment, prognosis, and a list of prescribed medications.

What vaccinations are required?

The following vaccinations are necessary for a green card / US visa immigration purposes:

  • COVID-19
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Influenza type b (Hib)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Varicella
What should the applicant expect at the medical examination?

The applicant must present their passport (or other photo ID) and appointment letter to the doctor during the medical examination.

The medical requirements will include a review of medical history, a physical exam, a chest X-ray, and blood tests.

The physical exam will cover the eyes, ears, nose, throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, and skin.

How much does the immigration physical cost?
  • Adults: $220
  • Children ages 2-17: $170