101 Family Medical Group

Looking After  Your Health

Phone: 818-312-9101

Immigration Physical Exam


Dr. Aazami is a licensed US Civil Surgeon who has been authorized by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to conduct Immigration Physicals and Immigration Exams for the Department of Homeland Security.

The cost of the Immigration Physical Examination depends on Vaccination Requirements and includes the following:

  1. Basic Physical Examination
  2. Required Blood work
  3. Tuberculosis skin testing
  4. Vaccination status verification
  5. Copies of your laboratory results
  6. Certified and Sealed  I-693 Form
  7. We have the Required Forms at the Office


Documents to bring with you to the immigration exam or immigration physical:

A complete patient information sheet.

Valid, government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport (preferred).

Immigration Physical Form I-693, Pre-completed with your information.

Proof of prior vaccinations.


Immunization Requirements

You are required to bring to your first appointment all of the documents in your possession about your immunization status. The documented evidence of your immunizations will be transferred into your supplemental I-693 form. The table of the USCIS Required Immunizations by Age is your guidance for your vaccination needs. Individuals without proof of immunization require to be vaccinated according to the table before your I-693 can be signed-off. You have the option to receive the vaccination either at the County Health Department, your private physician's office, or in our office at the time of your USCIS physical examination.


Tuberculosis Testing and Guidelines

If a Tuberculosis test (PPD) is given to you on your first visit, you are required to have your test read no sooner than 48 but no more than 72 hours. This test is to be done by a USCIS Licensed M.D. only.

If your Tuberculosis test results in any induration greater than 4 mm, it is considered "positive" and you need to submit a chest x-ray. Be aware of the extra time involved to get your I-693 requirements accomplished. You can either get the x-ray done at the County Health Department or have your primary care physician order the x-ray. If you have no medical insurance, we can refer you to an x-ray clinic where you can get a 50% discount that we have negotiated for immigrants.

If you received a Tuberculosis vaccination (BCG) when you were a child in your native country (it can be identified as 1 or 2 scars on your right upper arm), you may react "positive" to the PPD. Just remember that if a reaction occurs at the test site, the USCIS requires that you have a chest x-ray done.

If you previously had a positive Tuberculosis test (PPD) and you have taken medications for 6 months, you are required to bring to your appointment a certificate that states from either your physician or Health Department official that you have successfully completed your medication program. If you have completed these requirements, the PPD will not be repeated.

If you had in the past a "positive" Tuberculosis test (PPD) and you have not taken any medications and if your chest x-ray was negative, you are required to bring your x-ray report to this appointment. If the report is older than one year, you will need to get a new chest x-ray done.


Fees for Our Services

 Low Cost, Competitive

 Total Cost Depending Upon Vaccination Requirements

 We Accept all forms of payment, including Cash, Checks, and Major Credit Cards


About the Medical Examination:

Only civil surgeons designated by the USCIS may perform medical examination

The doctor must sign and endorse the form before it is returned to you

In case you have performed X-rays, you should be provided with the films once you are cleared

Applicants that require follow up sessions must include the supplement to Form I-693

Form I-693 must be completed in English

Form I-693 is delivered to you in a sealed envelope (DO NOT OPEN)

The applicant is responsible to pay for all fees related to the medical examination

Medical examinations are required for following applications within the United States:

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Green Card Employment

Green Card Investment

Green Card Lottery (DV Lottery)

Green Card Marriage

Green Card Relatives

Green Card Special Immigrants

Anyone adjusting status to permanent U.S. resident

Medical tests that may be required:

Tuberculosis

Syphilis for applicants 15 years or older

HIV (blood test)

Gonorrhea

Mental defect

Narcotic drug addiction

Psychopathic personality

Chancroid

Lymphogranuloma venerum

Granuloma inguinal

USCIS approved immunizations

About the results:

Your results will be presented to an immigration officer

Your results may be shared with certain health departments

Medical examinations are generally valid for 12 months


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