Forest Urgent Care
Urgent Care & Board Certified Emergency Physician & Medical Doctor located in Forest Hills, NY
If you’re applying for a green card, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires a medical examination to assess your risk to the health of the general public. Forest Urgent Care Forest Hills, Queens, is a designated civil surgeon and provides the required examination and necessary form I-693. Call today or book an appointment online.
Immigration exam I 693 Q & A
Who needs immigration exam I-693?
The USCIS requires that all applicants filing for an adjustment of status to become a permanent lawful resident, or as you may know it, registering for your green card, must complete the I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Only a designated civil surgeon can complete the examination and form.
The primary purpose of the examination is to assess if you’re a public health risk. For example, you may not qualify for your green card if you don’t have proper documentation of your vaccinations or if you haven’t been vaccinated against preventable diseases such as mumps, rubella, or polio.
What do I need to bring to the physical exam?
For the team at Forest Urgent Care to provide the most accurate and up-to-date report, you should bring your medical and vaccination records to the examination. You may also need a translator to help you better communicate with the doctor.
The team also recommends you complete the applicant portion of the I-693 and bring that with you.
What can I expect during an exam?
The medical experts at Forest Urgent Care require a lot of information from you to accurately complete the I-693 form, including your complete medical and psychiatric history, and a list of all medications you take.
To assess health risk, the doctor may need to conduct specialized testing to rule out an infection. If the doctors need to do a tuberculosis (TB) test, then you have to come back to complete the examination.
The doctor can’t sign off on the medical examination form until all tests are complete.
What happens after the immigration exam?
After the civil surgeon at Forest Urgent Care has completed your I-693, the form is signed and placed in a sealed envelope for you to include in your adjustment-of-status application.
You should complete your medical examination before submitting your application to prevent delays in processing. However, USCIS recommends you schedule your examination as close to the filing time as possible to reduce the risk of submitting outdated information.
To schedule your I-693 examination, call or book an appointment online.