Immigration Physicals

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Immigration Physicals services offered in Bronx, NY

Are you or your loved ones applying for legal permanent residence in the United States? If so, an Immigration Physical is an essential step in your path toward citizenship. At multispecialty medical practice Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., Internal medicine specialist Nirmala Tummalapenta, MD, and the team offer Immigration Physicals conveniently on-site in their office  Bronx, New York. Schedule your appointment online or call the office to book your visit. 

Immigration Physicals Q & A

What is an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is a physical exam you must schedule to become a legal United States citizen or permanent resident.

The purpose of an immigration physical is to ensure you have all your necessary vaccinations and aren’t entering the country with any infectious diseases.

Once you’ve completed your immigration physical, your US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) authorized doctor fills out Form I-693, also known as the Report of Medical Examination . You must submit this official government document to obtain US citizenship or permanent residency.

Why do I need an immigration physical?

Suppose you or your children apply for US citizenship or permanent legal residency. In that case, you’ll need to schedule an immigration physical or exam so that you can submit the required Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record or Form I-693.

Form I-693 is an official government document establishing that you aren’t a risk to the US from a public health standpoint.

What happens during an immigration physical?

During an immigration physical at Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., the team first tests you for infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and syphilis. Usually, you return 3-5 days  after your tuberculosis test to obtain your results.

Next, the team reviews your chart to see if you need vaccinations. If so, they administer them on the spot. Commonly required vaccinations include:

  • Diphtheria (DT)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Tetanus (Td)
  • Polio (OPV or IPV)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal influenza
  • Meningococcal disease

The team completes Form I-693 and delivers it to you in a sealed envelope. Please take care not to open this envelope before you send it to USCIS because if it’s tampered with in any way, they won’t accept it.

Do I need to bring anything to an immigration physical?

Yes. When visiting the multispecialty practice for your immigration physical, bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Immunization/vaccination record
  • Letter from Government with Alien number ( if Present ) 
  • Marriage certificate 
  • Payment for your visit

Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, current passport ,State ID etc 

Children under 14 must bring identification that lists their name, place of birth, date of birth, and parents’ full names. Must be accompanied by parent or guardian

Don’t wait to get your immigration physical scheduled. Call the office to schedule a visit or request an appointment online now.