Immigration physicals are an essential exam for people who want to live in the United States, but only a few, select medical providers have the special certification to offer this type of exam. At Washington Internal Medicine, experienced physician Sohan R. Varma, MD, is a civil surgeon with special authorization to perform immigration physicals. If you’re applying for a green card, call the Chantilly, Virginia, office or click on the online booking link.
An immigration physical is a required medical exam for people applying for a green card in the United States. A green card allows people with an immigrant visa to gain permanent residency in the United States.
During an immigration physical, a civil surgeon — a medical doctor with special certification from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — performs an exam to verify that you meet certain medical requirements needed for permanent residency.
At Washington Internal Medicine, Dr. Varma is a designated civil surgeon who regularly performs immigration physicals in the office.
Washington Internal Medicine provides a list of necessary documents ahead of your immigration physical. These include:
You should fill in parts 1-4 of Form I-693, but don't sign it. Make sure your name is on every page.
Bring a stamped envelope with your current address as the return address, and the mailing address as the USCIS address provided on Form I-693.
Bring government-issued photo identification such as a passport, driver's license, or other official photo ID to your immigration physical.
Bring all vaccination records to your immigration physical. This includes vaccinations like DT, DTP, DTaP, Td, Tdap, OPV, IPV, MMR, Hib, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella, pneumococcal influenza, rotavirus, and meningococcal disease.
Washington Internal Medicine provides an exam fee schedule ahead of your exam. You pay a basic exam fee for the examination and medical documentation. Any additional vaccinations you may need are an additional cost.
Making sure you're fully prepared for the exam can help you get your green card as quickly as possible.
The exam includes a medical history review, comprehensive physical, chest X-ray, blood test, and urine test. You may need vaccinations if you're not up to date.
After your physical exam, you receive a copy of the results along with the sealed envelope containing Form I-693. Don't open the envelope, as this invalidates the results.
An immigration physical is a crucial part of your path to permanent US residency, so it's important to have a medical provider you can trust for this exam.
Washington Internal Medicine can help you through the application process, so call the office or book an appointment online.