At Arlington Primary Care, we are authorized by the USCIS to assist those persons seeking a green card. When you are applying for a green card in the United States, you need a medical examination done by a properly licensed doctor. When you come to your appointment for your Immigration Physical in Arlington please bring the following:
- Government issued photo identification : driver’s license or passport.
- Patients that are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must be present.
- Vaccination and Immunization record
- Report of medical examination and vaccination record, Form I-693.
- Payment ( call before your appointment for different payment options).
What to Expect during an Immigration Physical
At your exam, your doctor will first check to see if you are up to date on your vaccinations. If you require more vaccinations we will take care of that at this time. The doctor will also test for any communicable diseases such as, syphilis or tuberculosis.
If your doctor finds that you are lacking any of the vaccinations from the following list, the doctor will administer these to you at your appointment. They include:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Influenza and Influenza type b (Hib)
- Polio Rotavirus
- Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
During your Immigration Physical at Arlington, you will only be checked for those medical conditions that are deemed important important for the immigration process. An Immigration physical is different from a regular wellness check, so if you are suffering from a cold or a preexisting condition not on the immigration process list there is no need to worry about being denied.
Medical Conditions That Make You Inadmissible
While most Immigration Physicals in Arlington are quick and easy, if you suffer or are afflicted by any of the following conditions you may be denied immigration.
- Abuse or addiction to drugs, past or present.
- A mental or physical disorder and a history of behavior that can cause a threat to the safety or welfare of the applicant.
- A mental or physical disorder and a history of behavior that could cause a threat to the safety and welfare of others. It is important to note that being convicted of driving under the influence of a substance can be interpreted as having a history of a medical disorder associated with harmful behavior
- Communicable disease that pose a serious health threat. A list of these conditions can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 42 C.F.R. Section 34.2. These diseases include, infectious leprosy, various venereal diseases, and tuberculosis.
Once the exam is finished, your doctor at Arlington Primary Care will complete and seal your Form I-693 for you to submit to the USCIS. Your examination results are good for one year. You will need to get an Immigration Physical before applying for a green card the next year. For more questions about our Immigration physicals in Arlington, don’t hesitate to contact us today so that we can get this process started for you.