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)