One of the main processes involved in applying for a U.S. green card or visa is undergoing an immigration medical exam. Jivana Care is one of the top medical centers in Bethesda largely because of our versatility. Immigration medical exams cannot be handled by just any physician, immigration physicals have to be handled by an authorized physician or civil surgeon designated by the authorities who receive ongoing training about potential immigration issues. We are proud to have physicians capable of handling immigration medical exams in the Bethesda area.
Preparing for an Immigration Physical in Bethesda
When you are working to acquire your U.S. green card, the fewer bumps in the road, the better. It can be difficult to schedule an immigration physical exam in Bethesda, so the best thing you can do is be completely prepared for the exam when it comes around. You’ll need to bring the following to your immigration medical exam:
- 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 and meningococcal disease)
- Medical insurance card (check with the doctor’s office to make sure the office accepts your medical plan)
What to Expect in a Bethesda Immigration Medical Exam
The purpose of an immigration physical is to make sure that immigrants are healthy enough to enter the United States. An immigration physical usually consists of a comprehensive medical exam that includes a chest X-ray as well as a blood test. Our physicians at Jivana Care of Bethesda will examine your eyes, ears, nose, throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and genitalia. You will also receive any vaccinations that you haven’t received during the immigration medical exam as well.
Reliable Immigration Physicals in Bethesda
When you come to Jivana Care of Bethesda, you can rely on our team of experienced professionals to provide you with a thorough immigration physical to help you take the next step in your process for a U.S. green card. We want to help make the immigration process as easy as we can, and we know that providing our Bethesda patients with a thorough immigration examination is a large part of that process.