Starting on October 1, 2021 an applicant for lawful permanent residence and other categories that require the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
USCIS will implement this requirement by mandating proof of fully vaccinated status before a civil surgeon can complete an I-693 report in order sign off on your application form!
Immigration Medical Exams – general information
In general, a person seeking a greencard may not have the immigration medical exam performed by a family physician, unless that doctor is a Civil Surgeon or USCIS approved doctor.
The immigration medical exam tests involves a physical examination including disrobing, a mental status evaluation, a tuberculosis test, blood tests for, syphilis and other diseases, and it may also include giving shots to applicants who have not had all their required vaccinations.
Medical tests for Immigration Required vaccinations for adjustment of status applications. Applicants applying for adjustment of status should bring a passport or other government issued identification to the exam, plus written documentation of vaccination history.
Preparing ahead for your immigration physical is very important, as well as making sure that you go to a certified physician that is authorized and designated to complete your examination by USCIS and who will properly complete the immigration form I-693. Generally the process takes 2-3 visits if you can be cleared medically and do not required additional laboratory work or tests.
Prior to going to your immigration physical please bring Form I-693 and the following: