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Immigration Physicals

Immigration Physicals

Immigration Physicals services offered in North Miami Beach and Coral Springs, FL

If you’re applying for residency or citizenship in the United States, you must undergo a comprehensive immigration physical with a qualified provider. Volrick Morrison, DO, Katherine Martinez, APRN, FNP-BC, and the team are immigration physical specialists who can perform your head-to-toe exam and guide you through the next steps of the process at Atlantic Health Medical Associates in North Miami Beach and Coral Springs, Florida. Call the nearest clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Immigration Physicals Q&A

What are immigration physicals?

An immigration physical is a health screening the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires you to undergo if you apply for citizenship or permanent residency in the U.S. This crucial exam ensures you don’t carry any infectious diseases or inadmissible health concerns into the country. 

Visiting a certified immigration physical provider is essential. The Atlantic Health Medical Associates team has the training and experience to perform comprehensive immigration physicals and guide you through the paperwork.

How do I prepare for immigration physicals?

Preparing for your immigration physical can set you up for a successful experience. Before your visit, fill out the I-693 application that you can find on the USCIS website. The paperwork may seem overwhelming, but the team at Atlantic Health Medical Associates can help you fill it out. Other documents you must bring to your appointment include:

  • Government-issued identification (passport or driver’s license)
  • Complete immunization records
  • Medical records
  • An interpreter if you don’t speak English

Contact the team immediately if you’re missing any of the documents or you’re unsure what you need to bring to your immigration physical.

What can I expect from immigration physicals?

A physical exam is the first step in an immigration physical. After reviewing your medical history, the team checks inside your ears, nose, and throat and listens to your lungs and heart. They also touch your abdomen and test your reflexes.

Certain immunizations are required by law to obtain permanent residency and citizenship in the U.S. 

If you are not up to date on your polio, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), influenza (flu), tetanus, and meningitis vaccines, the team may issue these immunizations at your appointment. You may also need a tuberculosis test before you leave the office. Finally, you must undergo bloodwork and urinalysis at the team’s in-office lab.

What happens after immigration physicals?

It typically takes about 7-10 days to complete the entire I-693 paperwork and up to a week to receive your blood work results*. The team places your results in a sealed envelope for the USCIS and emails you a digital copy.

Call Atlantic Health Medical Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about immigration physicals.

*Individual results may vary