All immigration physicals will be performed by Dr. Jacqueline Nwando Olayiwola, certified by the United State Citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS)
J. Nwando (Onyejekwe) Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President, Humana, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine & The Ohio State University College of Public Health
What is an immigration physical?
When you or your family apply for citizenship, or seek Permanent Residency or a Green Card, you are required to obtain an immigration physical prior to approval of your application. A medical examination is also necessary as a part of the application process for an alien applying for adjustment of status. The purpose of the medical examination is to evaluate the applicant’s health status and to determine if they have any conditions that might preclude a change in status. The results of the examination will be provided to an Immigration Officer and may also be shared with health departments and other public health or cooperating medical authorities. Immigration physicals must be completed by a Designated Civil Surgeon to ensure the exam is valid.
An immigration physical typically consists of the following:
- A physical examination
- Review of Vaccine Records
- Tuberculosis screening – TB Gold blood test.
- Syphilis test – RPR blood test
- Gonorrhea blood test
- Varicella & MMR titers
- Vaccine administration – Flu (in season), Tetanus (Additional vaccines may be required based on your test results)
- Completed I-693 Form
Please bring the following items with you for each application on the day of your examination:
- USCIS Form I-693 (complete pages 1-4, or the form will be provided at your appointment)
- Passport or Driver’s License (we will make a copy, and immediately return the original to you)
- A list of current medications
- Immunization records for each family member seeking entry. This is especially important for pre-school and school-age children.
Your results will be documented on USCIS Form I-693 and placed in a sealed and signed envelope. The envelope must not be opened by the applicant, give this to your attorney or directly to the USCIS.
Should you have positive findings on test results or a health condition that requires medical follow-up, clearance will not be granted until follow-up is completed.
You will be responsible for the cost of any additional medical examinations or treatments required to fulfill the federal health requirements established by the USCIS.