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Immigration Medical Examination Specialist

Prospect Pediatrics PA

A Private Pediatric Practice & Pediatricians located in Belleville, NJ

If you or your child are in the process of obtaining a United States visa or citizenship, you’ll need to pass an immigration medical exam with a qualified United States Civil Surgeon, like Gloria Okoh, MD, of Prospect Pediatrics, PA, in Belleville, New Jersey. Many immigrants have trusted Dr. Okoh to examine them and complete their I-693 forms quickly and accurately, ensuring that those with a clean bill of health can move forward in the visa or naturalization process. Call or book an appointment online today to schedule your immigration medical exam.

Immigration Exam Q & A

What do I need to bring to my immigration exam?

In order for Dr. Okoh to successfully complete your immigration exam, you’ll need to bring the following items to the office:

A government-issued photo ID, like 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)

Form I-693

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:

Record of vaccinations or immunizations

If you bring all of these items with you and pass the medical test, Dr. Okoh will have you on the next step to your visa or citizenship in no time!

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 HIV and 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 or child’s missing. The list of vaccines required for United States immigration include:

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Seasonal influenza

If you or your child was tested for HIV, syphilis, or tuberculosis, you’ll come back for a second visit to review the results and determine if any further exams are needed.

In addition to providing immunizations for immigrants looking to naturalize, Dr. Okoh also offers vaccines for citizens looking to travel. As a New Jersey state-licensed Yellow Fever Vaccinator, she’s highly skilled and renowned in providing yellow fever risk assessments and consultations for patients who are planning on visiting foreign countries. She also offers a wide array of other vaccinations that are requirements for certain travel.

If you’re leaving the country or are looking to stay permanently, make sure to call or schedule an appointment online with Prospect Pediatrics, PA, and make sure that you’re equipped with any and all vaccines you might need!