USCIS Medical Exams FAQ
What is involved in the medical exam for completion of the I-693 USCIS form?
You will have a physical exam performed, which focuses on infection. People 15 years of age and older will have blood taken for a syphilis test and provide a urine sample for gonorrhea testing. Everyone 2 years of age and older will have a TB test placed on their forearm which will need to be interpreted within 48-72 hours at our office (no appointment necessary). Reactive TB tests will require an chest x-ray which we can perform in our office. Vaccination requirements will vary depending on age, and we will review and discuss the best options for your vaccinations, if needed.
When can I get an appointment?
We make every effort to provide you with an appointment on the day, or day after, you contact us. Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid waiting it is always best to schedule. We make every effort to schedule appointments when it is most convenient for you.
What do I need to bring with me to my exam?
A form of picture identification is required such as your passport or driver’s license along with any documents you may have regarding vaccinations. We have the required I-693 forms in our office so it is not necessary to bring them.
How long will the exam take?
You should anticipate approximately 1 hour for the exam and required paperwork. We pride ourselves on being efficient and organized, so in many cases exam times will require less time.
When can I pick up my sealed papers?
Typically, your paperwork with be ready in 2-3 business days after your exam. This can vary depending on the tests that were performed, and the test results. The originals will be in a sealed and stamped envelope to be opened by USCIS. You will also be provided with a copy of the papers for your records.
We are diligent about staying current with USCIS changes and guidelines. We are careful to provide you with the most accurate and complete USCIS I-693. We do have patients come to our offices after they have experienced difficulties with other USCIS Designated Civil Surgeons. When a form is inaccurate, the USCIS will return it to the applicant so that all inaccuracies can be fixed delaying the application process. We are very conscientious throughout all of the processes of the USCIS Medical Exam. We appreciate your trust in us, and we work hard to maintain your trust. Contact Us today for more information, or to schedule your appointment.