Immigration Physical Specialist

International Medical Clinics (IMC)

Family Medicine & OBGYNs located in Atlanta, GA

Immigration physicals are often required as part of your Green Card processing for immigration status. If you need an immigration physical as required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the medical team at International Medical Clinics (IMC) in Atlanta can help. Schedule your immigration physical directly through the website, or call to speak with a team member directly.

Immigration Physicals Q & A

Why do I need an immigration physical?  

An immigration physical is often a necessary part of becoming a lawful resident of the US. The purpose of the physical, which must be performed by a USCIS-certified civil surgeon, is to ensure you don’t have any communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis, that can be introduced to others in the US. 

If any of your testing is positive, your dedicated practitioner can get you started on treatments and schedule you for follow-up visits as required. 

The immigration physical also allows your provider to evaluate you for physical or mental disorders that may be associated with harmful or destructive behavior, such as substance abuse.

What happens during an immigration physical?

The compassionate team of providers at IMC use the USCIS I-693 form to outline the testing and screening you need throughout your physical. Your practitioner may draw blood, gather a urinalysis, take an X-ray, or perform other screenings to check for:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Tuberculosis
  • Gonorrhea 
  • Syphilis 
  • Leprosy  

You might also need vaccinations or boosters during your immigration physical at IMC. If you need treatment for any conditions, your physician outlines your treatment plan on your I-693 form and talks with you about your next steps. 

How do I prepare for an immigration physical?

To ensure your immigration physical at IMC goes as smoothly and quickly as possible, you can do a few things to prepare for your appointment. You need to bring the following items with you to your immigration physical:

  • USCIS I-693 form
  • Vaccination records
  • Medical insurance card (if applicable)
  • Valid government-issued photo identification 
  • Birth certificate or affidavit (with English translation) if you’re age 14 or under

Once your immigration physical is complete, your IMC provider fills out all necessary sections of your I-693 form and seals it in an envelope — you can request a copy of the form before it’s sealed up. All you have left to do is mail the form directly to USCIS. 

The dedicated team at IMC can help you with every step of your immigration physical. You can conveniently schedule your immigration physical either online or over the phone.