Immigration Physical

Internal Medicine, Primary Care & Urgent Care located in Palm Desert, CA

Immigration Physical

Immigration Physical services offered in Palm Desert, CA

If you want to become a permanent resident of the United States and obtain a green card, you’re required by law to undergo an immigration physical. At Palm Desert Urgent Care, internal medicine provider Manzoor Kazi, MD, regularly provides immigration physicals to adults immigrating to the United States. Call the practice in Palm Desert, California, or book an appointment online today.

What is an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is a medical exam required by the federal government. It determines if you meet the health standards required for admission into the United States.

During an immigration physical, Dr. Kazi reviews your medical records, asks about your health and lifestyle, and does a physical exam. During the exam, Dr. Kazi looks for any problems that might disqualify you from receiving a green card, like:

  • Contagious disease of public health significance
  • Failure to show proof of certain vaccinations
  • Medical diagnosis associated with harmful behavior
  • Drug abuse or addiction

If you meet all of the requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Dr. Kazi fills out a form that you submit to the immigration authorities.

What should I bring to an immigration physical?

Dr. Kazi recommends bringing the following items to your immigration physical:

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

If you have a history of mental illness or substance abuse, you should also bring written certification of the diagnosis, including your prognosis. These documents provide Dr. Kazi with a clear overview of your medical history.

Does an immigration physical include vaccines?

Yes. To be approved for admission into the United States, you must receive the following vaccines:

  • Mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Hæmophilus influenza type B
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella
  • Influenza
  • COVID-19
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal

After reviewing your medical records, Dr. Kazi can develop an immunization schedule that aligns with your needs.

What does an immigration physical involve?

Dr. Kazi does immigration physicals during an in-office visit.

He reviews your medical records and asks about your lifestyle, including how often you exercise, if you take prescription medication, and if you have health problems.

Next, he does a complete physical and orders testing for tuberculosis and syphilis. If you’re immigrating with your spouse or family, Dr. Kazi also asks you about their health. Answer all of his questions honestly.

At the end of the exam, Dr. Kazi fills out a form you submit to USCIS.

If you’re applying for residency in the United States, make an appointment for an immigration physical at Palm Desert Urgent Care by calling the office or booking online today.