Immigration Physicals

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.