A medical exam is required for all immigrant visas and some non-immigrant visas, as well as for refugees and adjustment of status applicants. Immigration physicals are similar to routine physicals. The purpose of an immigration physical is to ensure that the patient has no health concerns that would require attention before immigrating.
The examination usually consists of:
- Physical Examination
- A tuberculin (TB) skin test is required for all persons 2 years and older
- A blood test for HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) – adults only
- A blood test for syphilis (RPR) – adults only
- Immunizations are dependent on age and medical history
Immigration Physical Exam
The doctor will examine you for certain physical and mental health conditions. You will have to remove your clothes for the medical procedures. If the doctor determines that you need more tests because of a condition found during your medical exam, you may be sent to your own doctor or to the local public health department for tests or treatment.Be completely honest during your exam and truthfully answer any questions posed by medical staff. It is not necessary, however, to volunteer more information than is requested of you.
Immigration Physical Requirements Miami
You’ll be tested for tuberculosis (TB). Applicants two years old or older will be required to have a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray. The doctor may require an applicant younger than two to have a skin test if the child has a history of contact with a known TB case, or if there is another reason to suspect TB disease. You will have a blood test to determine if you have syphilis (if you are 15 years of age or older) as well as to see if you have the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) infection. At the completion of your exam, the doctor or clinic will provide you with documentation that you will need to complete your adjustment of status. If there are any irregularities regarding your medical exam, remember that the doctor is providing a medical opinion and can only make recommendations. The consulate or USCIS has the final decision on whether you will be approved.
At Fox Medical Center, we want to take the time to listen, to find the answers and to provide our patients with the best care. If you would like to schedule an appointment or receive more information about our immigration physical, please click here to find a location near you.