Immigration medical examinations conducted inside the United States must be performed by a civil surgeon designated by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services. Dr. Sultan Rahaman of Family Medicine Solutions is an authorized civil surgeon by the USCIS. We have many years experience in performing immigration medical/physical examinations, administering the required immunizations and completing the forms accurately. This is critical for a successful application for adjustment of status in the United States for individuals of all ages.
About Immigration Medical Examinations
Specific examination requirements are determined based on age, medical history, and immunization record. Please bring your immunization history and medical records with you. An adult examination typically includes the following:
- A physical examination
- Tuberculosis skin test
A tuberculin (TB/PPD) skin test is required for all applicants 2 years of age and older. After the test is administered, the applicant must return to the physician’s office within 2 to 3 days to assess the result. A test is considered positive if a reaction of 5 mm diameter or greater is detected. Applicants with a positive test result must have a chest X-ray. Applicants with a history of tuberculosis or a previously positive TB skin test must also have a chest X-ray. Applicants who have previously received a BCG vaccination are still required to complete the TB skin test. If you have been in the United States for less than 5 years and TB/PPD skin test is positive, you will be required to get additional clearance from a Florida County Health Department.
- Syphilis blood test (RPR)
- Gonorrhea urine test
- Routine immunizations
Applicants need to be immunized against Chickenpox (Varicella), MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) and Td (Tetanus-Diphtheria). Additional immunizations may be required.
A child (14 years and younger) will receive a slightly modified immigration medical exam. The pediatric exam includes:
- A physical examination
- Tuberculin skin test
- Review and update of any necessary pediatric immunizations
- Children who qualify will receive free immunizations through the Florida for Children (VFC) Program.
The Day of Your Examination
On the day of your immigration medical exam, please bring the following items for each family member who will be examined:
- USCIS Form I-693 (Please complete the top of page 1 only)
- USCIS Form I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record)
- Passport or another USCIS acceptable form of identification
- All medications and immunization records (This is particularly important for school-age children)
- All recent blood test results for Syphilis, Measles (Rubeola), Rubella (German Measles), Mumps, or Chickenpox titers
All examination fees are due at the time of service. This expense is not covered by health insurance. Family Medicine Solutions accepts cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) for payment. For specific cost information, please call us at 407.767.8006.
Time Required to Process Paperwork
The physical exam, TB/PPD skin test assessment, blood test results and completing all necessary paperwork requires a minimum of two to four business days. If a chest X-ray is required because of a positive skin test, the processing time may be delayed. Applicants will be notified of the results of all lab work as soon as they are available, usually within 2 business days after collection of blood specimen. Results will be noted on the USCIS Form I-693 and placed in a sealed envelope and given back to you to be delivered with your application for adjustment of status directly to the USCIS or to your legal representative. A copy of the documents will be given to you. Please note all USCIS Form I-693 expire after 1 year.
Making An Appointment
Walk-in appointments are usually available. To ensure Dr. Rahaman can see you right away, call us at 407.767.8006 to schedule an appointment today.