Immigration Physical

Primary Care & Geriatrics located in Sugar Land, TX
Immigration Physical

Immigration Physical services offered in Sugar Land, TX

If you’re seeking permanent residence in the United States, you need to complete an immigration physical with an authorized physician. Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD provides immigration physicals that meet the requirements of the federal government. Dr. Amer offers on-site testing services and physical exams to ensure you’re healthy and meet the eligibility requirements of the United States. Call the office in Sugar Land, Texas, to schedule an immigration physical or book an appointment online today. 

Immigration Physical Q&A

What is an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is a requirement for anyone immigrating to the United States who needs a green card to become a permanent resident.

The purpose of the immigration physical is to ensure the public's safety and confirm you meet the health eligibility requirements set by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

You should only schedule your immigration physical when you receive your green card interview dates. Only authorized doctors like Dr. Amer can perform an immigration physical that meets the requirements of the USCIS.

What happens during an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is not a complete medical exam. During this type of physical, Dr. Amer screens for certain medication conditions that could pose a public health risk.

To prepare for your immigration physical, you need to bring:

  • Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Vaccination records
  • List of medications you take
  • Any medical records you have
  • Medical insurance card

Dr. Amer reviews your information and completes a physical exam of your body, including your eyes, ears, lungs, and skin. She also orders blood work and another testing for contagious diseases like gonorrhea, syphilis, and tuberculosis.

After completing your physical, Dr. Amer fills out your immigration paperwork and seals it in an envelope. You should request a copy of the information before she seals it because the USCIS won’t accept forms in opened or altered envelopes.

What would prevent me from completing an immigration physical?

During your immigration physical, Dr. Amer screens for physical and mental conditions that can put public health at risk.

You may not pass your immigration physical if you have:

  • No proof of required vaccinations
  • A communicable disease
  • Addiction to drugs
  • Mental or physical health issues associated with harmful behaviors

If you have any of these issues currently, you may not be eligible for a resident status in the United States. If you have a history of such conditions, you will also need to provide Dr. Amer with information from your physician about your test results and treatment.

Call Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD to schedule an immigration physical or book an appointment online today.