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The Immigration Medical Exam is necessary for individuals that seek to adjust status in the United States or apply for an immigrant visa abroad. It is not possible to obtain an immigrant visa or adjust status without a medical examination. The medical exam must be conducted by a doctor approved by the USCIS. A complete list of approved immigration doctors can be found in the Immigration Medical Exam Guide available for instant download on this page.

Proof of treatment or follow up tests must be provided before the application of temporary or permanent residency is approved. Children may be subject to additional immunization requirements. Medical examinations are generally valid for 12 months. Individuals that are legal residents but changing status to U.S. citizens may be required to re-take the immigrant medical exam. The medical examination must be completed before you can adjust status or obtain an immigrant visa. The medical examination fee is paid directly to the doctor. It is not included in the download fee.

Immigration Medical Examinations are required for following applications within the United States:

  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Green Card Employment
  • Green Card Investment
  • Green Card Lottery (DV Lottery)
  • Green Card Marriage
  • Green Card Relatives
  • Green Card Special Immigrants
  • Anyone adjusting status to permanent U.S. resident (Green Card)






CLICK HERE to download the Immigration Medial Exam Information Guide.

Immigration Medical Examinations are required for following applications outside the United States:

  • Individuals applying for immigrant visas (Green Cards)

About the Immigration Medical Examination:
  • The purpose is to evaluate whether you have certain diseases that needs further treatment
  • You may be asked to complete more tests at different health offices if needed
  • Only civil surgeons designated by the USCIS may perform medical examination
  • The US immigration doctor must sign and endorse the form before it is returned to you
  • In case you have performed X-rays, you should be provided with the films once you are cleared

Medical Test that May Be Required:
  • Tuberculosis
  • Syphilis for applicants 15 years or older
  • HIV (blood test)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Mental defect
  • Narcotic drug addiction
  • Psychopathic personality
  • Chancroid
  • Lymphogranuloma venerum
  • Granuloma inguinal
  • USCIS approved immunizations

About the Results:
  • Your results will be presented to an immigration officer
  • Your results may be shared with certain health departments
  • Your results may be shared with other public health authorities

The Immigration Medical Exam Guide includes:

  • List of USCIS approved immigration doctors
  • Panel physician checklist
  • Immigration Medical Exam clearance requirements
  • Immigration Medical Exam forms for examination within the United States
  • Immigration Medical Exam forms for examination outside the United States
  • All required USCIS medical exam forms


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