Immigration Exam Q & A
Who is eligible for an immigration medical examination?
All children and adults who desire or are required by the USCIS to complete their medical examination.
What do I need to bring to my immigration exam?
In order for Dr. Okoh to successfully complete your immigration medical exam, you’ll need to bring the following items to the office:
A government-issued photo ID, such as a valid passport or driver’s license
If your child is 14 years old or younger, you can bring identification that just shows their name, date and place of birth, and their parent’s full name, such as an affidavit or a birth certificate (which must be translated into English)
This is the form that Dr. Okoh will fill out and seal for you to submit to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Form I-693 can be downloaded here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-693
Record of vaccinations or immunizations
The list of vaccines required for United States immigration may include:
- Measles, mumps, and rubella
- Tetanus and diphtheria
- Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
- Seasonal influenza
What will happen during my immigration exam?
You’ll most likely come in for two visits. During the first appointment, Dr. Okoh will test you or your child for a number of conditions, including syphilis (if your child is 15 years old or older) and tuberculosis (if your child is over two years old and has no documented proof of a negative test within the past 12 months). Adults and children are welcome to take the exam.
Dr. Okoh will also review your immunization and vaccine records and administer anything that you and/or your child is missing.
Based upon your test results, you’ll come back for a second visit to review the results and determine if any further exams are needed.