United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires a medical exam performed by designated physicians (also known as Civil Surgeons) in order to complete the immigration process. We have 3 Civil Surgeons to conduct your examination:
Dr. Gail Silver
Dr. Bernard Elpedes
Dr. Maria Savitt
It is important that you finish this specific, multi-step process before submitting to USCIS. In an effort to make this particular hurdle as painless and clear as possible, we have put together a list of FAQs:
What should I bring?
You should bring the following to your exam:
- Vaccine records and any lab results
- Government-issued photo ID
- Interpreter if needed
What happens during an immigration exam?
After checking you in, we will:
- Have you fill out page 1 of form I-693
- Review your medical history
- Perform a physical exam
- Review your vaccination and labs
- Have you take a TB test (must return 2-3 days later) or a routine blood test
What will the exam cost and how long will it last?
The cost of an immigration physical varies according to the needs of the patient, but a physical starts at $185 and can go up from there. The final costs depends on which vaccines you already have and whether or not you need a TB skin test or chest X-ray from us. The exam typically lasts 1-2 hours.
When will I receive my completed documents?
As soon as all of the required information is available — including lab results, TB test results (CXR if required), and immunization information — we will have you come in to the clinic to review and sign the forms. We will then provide you with a sealed packet of the forms for immigration services, as well as a copy for your own records.