* Required based on age.
** Performed at the discretion of the physician.
Q: What happens during the visit?
A: During your first visit, you will meet with an Immigration Administrator who will speak with you about the process and give you the necessary paperwork. The administrator will also collect your vaccine and medical history. Once all paperwork is completed, our Civil Surgeon will take your vitals, then perform the physical portion of your exam. The scripts and referrals will be given to you at the end of the first visit.
Q: Where can I get my vaccination record?
A: You may have your vaccination record from your country. You need to translate into English and notarize. If you also had vaccinations in the United States, you need to bring this record to the office too.
Q: Where can I get the required vaccination to fulfill immigration exam requirements for US citizenship applicants?
A: You may get vaccination from any urgent care clinic, a CVS MinuteClinic, or any pharmacy in a major store chain such as Weis, ShopRite, Giant, etc. There are also free clinics that provide vaccination for low income and uninsured people. For more information, please ask our reception desk staff.
Q: Where can I get my lab tests?
A: You may get your lab test done at any laboratory such as LabCorp, Quest, or Premier Medical Laboratory. For more information and discounted prices to these laboratories, please ask our reception desk staff.
Q: How long should I wait for lab test results?
A: If you received a T-Spot (tuberculosis blood test), please allow at least 5-7 days for the test to be processed. If you received an RPR (Syphilis Test), it could take up to 7 days to receive the results. Therefore, please allow a minimum of 7 days.
Q: What if my TB blood test comes back positive?
A: If an applicant receives a positive TB blood test, then a chest X-ray needs to be done to complete a certified application.
Q: What if I test positive for syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia?
A: You will be required to treat the infection. Afterwards, you will be able to complete the remaining immigration forms.
Q: What if I have a history of substance abuse?
A: The DSM categorizes substance abuse as a mental disorder, so you may be required to show proof of treatment and full remission. This can come in the form of a medical record from the doctor who treated you. The Immigration Surgeon may refer you to a specialist for further evaluation.
Q: What if I have a history of mental illness?
A: You may be required to show proof of treatment and full remission, such as a medical record from the doctor who treated you. The Immigration Surgeon may refer you to a specialist for further evaluation.
Q: When can I pick up my completed USCIS Certified Immigration Packet?
A: You may pick up your final and completed USCIS Certified Immigration Physical packet 72-96 hours after all tests, blood work, vaccination, and required treatments are completed and submitted to our office. There should be no outstanding results still pending, and all immunizations must be up to date.
Q: Does insurance cover the immigration exam?
A: No, insurance does not cover the exam.