Getting your Immigration Medical Exam Check Up and I-693 form, step by step!
Are you or a family member immigrating to the United States? If so, we can help you! As a USCIS certified Civil Surgeon (immigration doctor), Dr. Tremblay provides physical examinations for the I-693 forms.
Before you come in:
1.) Do you have evidence of your vaccinations? If so, please bring that. All valid immunization records are accepted (even from abroad). If you don’t have evidence of your vaccinations, we will need to get your vaccinations before you complete your immigration medical checkup.
Which vaccinations do you need?
- DT, DTP, DTaP, IPV, Hib, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B (age appropriate), influenza (during flu season), Meningococcal virus, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), OPV, Pneumovax (for those over 65 years of age), rotavirus, RPR (Syphillis test), TB screening, Td, Tdap, Varicella 1&2
- TB (tuberculosis test) If the TB test (Quantiferon) is positive, you will need to get a chest X-ray from a local urgent care or hospital. We take this to rule out active pulmonary tuberculosis.
- Additional testing and fees may be necessary, based on the individual’s medical condition and lab results.
- How to get missing vaccinations: You can get your vaccinations at Urgent Care or Convenient MD Clinic. We can also administer some common vaccinations.
2.) Bring your picture ID (valid driver’s license, workplace employment ID, foreign passport…)
3.) OPTIONAL: Medical insurance card (if you have one) Lab work can be billed to insurance, and we also offer discounts for cash payments.
4.) Payment (our fees are very competitive)
5.) Print out the I-693 form Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.
6.) Please call the office at 781-767-0910 to schedule the appointment. We can usually schedule same-day or next-day appointments.
During your visit:
Dr Tremblay, USCIS Civil Surgeon (immigration doctor), (chaperoned by female medical staff when necessary) will give you a comprehensive physical examination for the I-693 forms.
What is the immigration physical exam like?
Typically, the physical exam includes looking at your eyes, ears, nose and throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and external genitalia. If necessary, the doctor will also order a chest X-ray and blood test.
We use Quest diagnostics for lab work which takes one week to get back. Lab work can be billed to insurance, and we also offer discounts for cash payments.
After your visit:
Our turnaround with lab results is one week.
Your immigration medical checkup is valid for 60 days for the purposes of the I-693 forms.