What The Applicant Should Expect At The Green Card Medical

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The applicant’s passport or some other photo identification should be presented at the time of appointment for the Immigration Medical.

The applicant should also present to the Civil Surgeon the appointment letter.

The medical examination will include a complete body review, physical examination, chest X-ray and blood tests for syphilis. All this will be conducted by the USCIS-approved Civil Surgeon.

At the time of the examination the eyes, ears, nose and throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin and external genital will be examined.

If the applicant is appearing for the Green Card Medical outside of the United States the results of the exam will be sent by the panel physician to the U S Embassy/Consulate directly. This is the routine followed in some countries. In some countries the applicant will be given the results in a sealed envelope and x-rays which have to taken for the interview.

Please note that the Immigration Medical is not a complete physical examination. Its purpose is to prove that the applicant is eligible for immigration to the United States. This examination is not a substitute for a complete physical examination, diagnosis, or treatment by a primary health care provider of the applicant