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Medical exam for Green Card. What do you need to know?

When you apply for a Green Card (adjustment of status) in the United States, you are usually required to undergo a medical examination. The exam must be administered by a physician authorized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

USCIS appoints certain doctors to perform the medical examination required for most green card applicants. Military doctors are authorized to conduct immigration medical examinations at a military hospital in the United States for US veterans, US military personnel, and certain dependents.


Bring the following to your medical examination:

  • Form I-693, Medical Exam and Immunization Report.
  • Government-issued photo identification, such as a valid passport or driver’s license. If you are 14 years of age or younger, please bring an ID showing your name, date and place of birth, and parent’s full name. Possible forms of identification include your birth certificate (with English translation) or affidavit.
  • Vaccination or immunization record.
  • Health insurance card (check with your doctor’s office to make sure the office accepts your health plan).
  • Payment (check with your doctor’s office for acceptable forms of payment). It is also recommended to call several doctors to find out how much they charge for the examination. Prices can vary within a few hundred dollars.

How does the medical checkup go?

The medical examination includes your medical history and medical examination.

The doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination, which will be accompanied by a review of the medical history and medical examination. The doctor also checks for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis and gonorrhea.

After the examination, the doctor will complete Form I-693 and seal it in an envelope so you can send it to USCIS. Make sure you get File Form I-693 for your personal records before the doctor seals the envelope. USCIS will not accept the form if the envelope has been opened or altered.

Medical exam for Green Card