What is an Immigration Physical?

Immigration physicals

If you are entering the United States for a longer period of time, you will need to apply for a green card. The green card gets you citizenship or a visa for residency.

An immigration physical, or green card physical, helps verify that a person has the necessary vaccines needed to prevent the spread of common infectious diseases.

Who is required to get an Immigration Physical?

Immigration physicals or exams are meant for individuals immigrating to the United States. The purpose is to determine whether a person meets the health standards to enter the country. They will be approved or denied after the exam. The examinee will need medical reports and vaccine records.

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An Immigration Exam can only be conducted by a doctor designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as a civil surgeon.

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What is covered in an Immigration Physical Exam?

An immigration physical is made up of 3 main parts:

  1. An actual physical
  2. Any tests the doctor feels are necessary
  3. A thorough review of your medical history

The physical exam also includes:

  • Check your height and weight
  • Measure your blood pressure

During the physical, the examining physician will determine an individual’s physical and mental state, including checking for sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea or syphilis, and substance abuse issues. 

  • TB Blood Test or Quantiferon Test

This is a review of your past medical history, including surgical history, past illnesses, any current medications, any chronic conditions, and answering drug and substance abuse screening questions. 

Immigrants must show proof of vaccinations or undergo testing for vaccine-preventable diseases.

  • COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine (all ages)
  • Tetanus or Tdap Proof (within the last 10 years)
  • MMR  (1 year – 65 years)
  • HepB (1 year – 65 years)
  • Varicella (1 year+)
  • Influenza (between October 1 – March 31st)

Immigration Physicals are offered at all offices

Our Occupational Healthcare staff members are ready to answer any questions you have about Immigration Physicals. You can Call to Schedule or Fill out the form below.

Looking for something different?

We also offer many other PhysicalsScreenings and Tests and Employer Services from Biometric Screenings to Work Injury Treatment Plans.

We offer a number of screenings, tests, and other medical services from Biometric Screenings to Vaccinations to X-Rays, and more. 

We offer a number of physicals related to DOT, Non-DOT Medical Services, and OSHA-Related work, such as DOT Physicals, Respirator and HAZMAT/HAZWOPER Physicals, and more.

We offer services for all different types of employers, whether you are regulated by DOT, OSHA or any other government organization. We can manage your Work Injury Treatment Plans.

Immigration Physicals

Our Occupational Healthcare staff members specialize in Immigration Physicals and are ready to answer any questions you have whether you need In-Clinic Services or Onsite Clinic Services. All medical staff has very specific knowledge in Occupational Medicine, which is exactly what you need.