Immigration Physicals

Immigration Physicals services offered in Queens, Maspeth, Lower Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY

Before moving to the United States, everyone must complete an application process that includes an immigration physical. If you need a physical for your application, visit  LocalMD offices in Queens, New York City, Flushing, and Brooklyn, NY The experienced physicians welcome patients of all ages, providing thorough assessments for you and your family. Call LocalMD to arrange your immigration physical, or book an appointment online today.

What are immigration physicals?

Immigration physicals are medical exams that ensure everyone coming to live in the United States is healthy before they start their new lives.

When you attend an immigration physical at LocalMD, your provider ensures you feel comfortable and relaxed. They discuss your current health and well-being, long-term medical conditions like diabetes, and any symptoms of ill health.

Next, your provider performs a physical exam and general health checks, which include:

  • Recording your height and weight
  • Measuring your blood pressure
  • Listening to your heart and lungs
  • Examining your eyes, throat, nose, and ears
  • Palpating (feeling) your abdomen and lymph nodes

After completing your physical exam, you must undergo screenings for specific medical problems. The US government’s immigration inadmissibility list excludes people with specific physical and mental health problems, including diseases like tuberculosis and syphilis. Your LocalMD provider must ensure you’re free of these conditions.

What must I bring to my immigration physical?

When you attend your immigration physical at LocalMD, you must bring specific documents and information. These include:

  • Your passport
  • Immunization records
  • List of current medical conditions
  • Previous X-rays
  • List of medications you take regularly
  • Learning disability reports
  • Positive tuberculosis test certificate

You must also bring any records of psychiatric or medical disorders resulting in hospitalization or violence.

Will I need immunizations for my immigration physical?

Your immunizations must be up-to-date before you move to the US, so LocalMD needs to confirm your vaccination status at your immigration physical. 

If you have immunization history documents, bring them to your immigration physical. If you don’t have any paperwork, don’t worry — your provider will take blood samples for lab tests to determine if you have the antibodies immunizations produce.

Your immunizations need to be current for the following diseases before moving to the US:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Varicella
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Pertussis
  • Influenza and influenza type B

After determining your current immunization status, your provider can give you any necessary vaccinations or boosters.

What happens after the immigration physical?

Once your immigration physical exam and all the tests are complete, your provider fills out form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record). They send the completed form to the relevant US consulate or embassy and give you a copy.

To learn more about immigration physicals or arrange your exam, call LocalMD to schedule a consultation or use the online booking feature today.