What to Bring to USCIS Medical Exam

          Dr Henry Kaw is a USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service) designated civil surgeon for the Department Of Homeland Security. 

          Immigrants applying for a green card or citizenship are required to have a comprehensive medical examination to ensure you are in good health and have all required vaccinations. The typical process consists of completing a medical history and physical examination, performing required tests, documenting age appropriate vaccines as well as completion of USCIS 1-693, the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. This examination requires applicants to be free of certain infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, syphilis and gonorrhea which will require blood and urine testing. 


          Spending a few minutes preparing for the exam and gathering the right paperwork can help you get through the process more quickly and efficiently.  Each applicant is to bring the following documents to their appointment:

   [ ] A valid government-issued form of photo identification such as an unexpired driver’s license, ID card or passport.   If you are under 14 years of age, acceptable documents for proof of identity must show your name, date and place of birth and parent’s full names (i.e. birth certificate)
   [ ] Records of vaccinations if available. If you do not have a record of previously    
     administered vaccinations, Dr Henry Kaw will discuss options with you at the time of  your visit. Blood antibody titers to check for immunity are also an option.
   [ ] Documentation of completion of COVID-19 vaccine series.

    This process usually takes 7 days. Please be sure to keep this timing in mind when scheduling your appointment. We recommend scheduling your appointment well in advance of the due date to ensure that your documents are completed in a timely fashion.


          Upon completion of all USCIS Form 1-693 requirements, you will be given a completed signed and dated Form 1-693, Report Of Medical Examination and Vaccination Records, in a sealed envelope. 


          This envelope may not be opened and is to be submitted to the USCIS as part of the application process.