In order to get a green card and become a permanent resident of the United States, you must first submit to a medical immigration exam. The purpose of the green card medical exam is to ensure that you are healthy enough to enter the United States.
The doctor who completes the exam must be authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if you are in the United States or approved by the Department of State if you are not in the country.
Although we are an immigration bond company, at US Immigration Bonds & Insurance Services, we know many of our clients have questions about this exam. Here are answers to many questions regarding this exam.
What happens at a medical immigration exam?
A medical immigration exam is different from a routine physical. The doctor is trained to look for certain conditions or diseases that could prevent you from entering the U.S.
The first step of the green card medical exam is to verify that you are who you say you are as well as confirming that you have the necessary documents including Form I-693.
The doctor will check your vaccination record and administer any missing vaccinations. They will also discuss your medical history with you before completing the actual physical medical examination. Because the United State is concerned with the mental health of its potential residents, a mental health exam will also be performed.
So long as you do not have any major medical problems including but not limited to tuberculosis, syphilis, drug abuse or addiction, gonorrhea, severe mental illness, you should pass the exam and be one step closer to getting a green card.