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Immigration Physical

One Health Medical Care

Internists & Primary Care Practice located in Reston, VA

Anyone who wants to become a permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States must undergo an immigration physical. At One Health Medical Care, urgent care specialist Mingliarti Tjahjana, MD, and the team provides immigration physicals to immigrants and their families. Call the office today to make an appointment at the practice in Reson, Virginia, or book online.

Immigration Physical Q & A

What are immigration physicals?

An immigration physical is a medical exam required by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department. It’s meant to protect the public at large and ensure you’re healthy enough to become an American citizen.

Specifically, immigration physicals ensure that foreign nationals meet the health standards required for admission into the country. 

Is it possible to fail an immigration physical?

Yes. Several medical conditions may deny you United States residency, including:

  • Drug abuse or addiction
  • Communicable diseases of public health significance
  • Physical or mental disorders with associated harmful behavior
  • Failure to show proof of certain vaccinations

If the team at One Health Medical Care discovers any of these issues, they can help you determine what steps to take next.

Are immigration physicals like a traditional wellness exam?

An immigration physical isn’t a traditional wellness exam. Instead, it screens for specific medical conditions required by US immigration law. As a result, an immigration physical isn’t a substitute for preventive screenings or regular medical care. 

If you’re concerned about a specific health problem, it’s important to schedule another visit outside of your immigration physical.

What should I bring to an immigration physical?

The team at One Health Medical Care recommends bringing the following documents to your immigration physical:

  • Valid passport or government-issued ID
  • Vaccination records
  • Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
  • List of medications you take
  • Tuberculosis certificate from your doctor
  • Certificate of clearance (if you’ve been treated for syphilis)

In addition, let the team know if you’ve been hospitalized or treated for a psychiatric illness in the past, including alcoholism or substance abuse. 

What do immigration physicals involve?

An immigration physical takes 45-60 minutes. During the appointment, your One Health Medical Care provider reviews your medical history and documentation. Afterward, they conduct a brief physical exam and update any of your immunizations as necessary.

At the end of the appointment, your provider signs off on any necessary paperwork. After you leave the office, you can submit the documentation to USCIS.

Whether you’ve recently moved to the US or simply need to update your immigration status, don’t wait to book an immigration physical at One Health Medical Care. Call the office today, or click the online scheduling tool.