What to Bring to your Medical Appointment

January 04, 2023
Marjorie M. Filice

USCIS requires that all applicants for permanent residency undergo a medical exam by an authorized civil surgeon. If you have an exam scheduled, it is important to prepare and attend the exam with all the required documentation. We advise you bring the following to your exam:

  • Photo ID (passport, Driver’s license, or other form of government-issued photo ID, unless you are under 14, and then your birth certificate is sufficient)
  • Health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Medical records:
    • Immunization records
    • List of current medications
    • Reports or test results for previous or current medical conditions
    • Copies of any previous chest x-rays
    • If you have a health condition, obtain a letter from your doctor with your treatment plan
    • If you received psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, bring written certification from the doctor
  • Glasses or contact lenses (if you have them)
  • Required fee to pay for the medical exam
  • If you are applying from inside the U.S.: Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. This can be partially completed in advance but do not sign until the civil surgeon tells you to do so during the exam. At the completion of the exam, the civil surgeon will provide the completed, signed medical form to you in a sealed envelope that cannot be opened. It must be submitted sealed. We recommend you ask the civil surgeon for an additional unsealed copy so it can be reviewed for accuracy and completion.
  • If you are applying from outside the U.S.: Green Card Interview appointment letter from the National Visa Center.

If you have any questions about your upcoming medical exam, please contact one of our experienced immigration attorneys.

The material contained in this alert does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only. An attorney-client relationship is not presumed or intended by receipt or review of this presentation. The information provided should never replace informed counsel when specific immigration-related guidance is needed.

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