When you apply for a green card (adjustment of status) in the United States, 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). USCIS designates certain doctors (also known as civil surgeons) to perform the medical exam required for most Green Card applicants.
Dr. Mignon is a designated civil surgeon and we look forward to seeing you through this part of the process. We provide this service to a wide area including Tallahassee, and the Florida panhandle.
First of all, it’s important to know that it is a requirement for the medical examination to be performed by a civil surgeon. The reason for the medical exam is to confirm that you are in good health. In addition to the physical examination we will do the following:
Form I -693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
Government-issued photo identification, such as a valid passport or driver’s license. If you are 14 years old or younger, bring identification that shows your name, date and place of birth and parent’s full name. Possible forms of identification include your birth certificate (with an English translation) or an affidavit.
Vaccination or immunization record (such as DT, DTP, DTaP, Td, Tdap, OPV, IPV, MMR, Hib, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella, pneumococcal influenza, rotavirus, meningococcal disease and influenza).
Medical insurance card (check with the doctor’s office to make sure the office accepts your medical plan).
During the exam:
The doctor will test for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis syphilis and gonorrhea. The tuberculosis and syphilis test are done by testing your blood. The doctor will also check your records to see if you need any vaccinations.
After the exam, the doctor will complete Form I-693 and seal the form in an envelope for you to submit to USCIS. Make sure you get a copy of the completed Form I-693 for your personal records before the doctor seals the envelope.
USCIS will not accept the form if the envelope has been opened or altered.
Dr. Mignon and all of us at Health & Wellness Integrated Healthcare Centers look forward to working with you to help you complete this step of your journey. Give us a call at 850-656-2006.