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Immigration Exam Specialist

Jivana Care -  - Family Medicine

Jivana Care

Family Medicine located in Bethesda, MD

An immigration exam is an important step in the process of applying for a United States visa or green card. Family medicine physicians Melinda Jorge, MD, Gezzer Ortega, MD, and the team at Jivana Care in Bethesda, Maryland, are authorized to perform immigration physicals for adults and adolescents. If you need an immigration medical exam, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Immigration Exam Q&A

What is the purpose of an immigration exam?

An immigration medical exam, or immigration physical, is a requirement for United States citizenship and green card requests. The purpose of the exam is to make sure you’re healthy enough to enter the country.

An immigration physical ensures you have all the necessary vaccinations and are free from health conditions that would prevent you from acquiring citizenship. Conditions that would deem you inadmissible include communicable diseases that are a significant public health risk, drug abuse, or a mental or physical disorder associated with harmful behavior.

As one of the top medical centers in Bethesda, Javina Care is proud to have physicians who perform immigration exams.

How do I prepare for an immigration exam?

Immigration exams can be difficult to schedule, so it’s a good idea to come to your appointment well-prepared. In order for the process to go smoothly, you should bring the following documents to your immigration physical:

  • Your I-693 form, which is the report of medical exam and vaccination record
  • Government-issued photo identifications like a valid passport or driver’s license
  • Vaccination or immunization record
  • Medical insurance card

Adolescents 14 years old or younger need identification that shows their name, date, place of birth, and a parent’s full name. Acceptable forms of identification include a birth certificate with English translation or an affidavit.

What should I expect at an immigration exam?

An immigration exam consists of a comprehensive physical that includes a chest X-ray and lab tests. Your Jivana Care physician examines your ears, nose, throat, lymph nodes, eyes, heart, lungs, extremities, abdomen, genitalia, and skin.

They also administer any vaccinations you need. Immunizations you need for United States citizenship include:

  • Hepatitis A and hepatitis B
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Pertussis
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio
  • Influenza
  • Varicella

The list of required vaccinations may change. If you bring a copy of your immunization record, the team at Jivana Care reviews it to determine if further vaccines are necessary. If you don’t have your vaccination records, you may need a blood test to prove your immunity from certain diseases.

To schedule your immigration exam, call Jivana Care or book an appointment online today.