When you apply for a green card (adjustment of status), you are required to have a medical exam by a doctor who is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These authorized doctors are called, Civil Surgeons.
Our Civil Surgeons have specialized in Public Health with an emphasis in Tropical Medicine and are bilingual in Spanish. We offer an array of services, including Laboratory, X-Ray, Spanish and Vietnamese speaking staff.
- Scheduled appointments preferred. Walk-ins are accepted. Appointments are typically scheduled at the AUC Marrero Clinic unless otherwise requested.
- Form of payment for these services are Cash and Credit Card only.
- Fee Schedule available by phone.
Bring the following to your medical exam:
- Form I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
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- Government-issued photo id, such as a valid passport or driver’s license. If you are 14 years old or younger, bring an id that shows your name, date and place of birth with parent’s full name. Possible forms include birth certificate (with English translation) or an affidavit.
- Vaccinations or immunization record
- Basic Physical Examinations
- Blood Work required by Immigration Services
- Copy of Laboratory Results
- Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing
- Vaccination Status-Verification of Required Immunization
- Certified and Sealed I-693 Form
Scheduling requires the patient to be available for two mandatory appointments-48 hours apart. Patient must also be seen by the same physician. Here are the 4 basic steps:
- Basic Immigration Physical Exam and Mental Status Evaluation
- Blood Test: Applicants age 15 and older are required to have a blood test for Syphilis
- Tuberculosis Skin Test: Applicants who are age 2 and older are required to have a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST). This test requires the patient to return to the office after 48 hours of the test. It the test reads positive, an X-ray will be required. (X-ray is included in the fees)
- Proof of Vaccinations or Blood Titer to prove Immunity: Most adults require Proof of Vaccination for Tetanus-Diptheria TD (within the last 5 years), Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Chicken Pox). Blood Titer is a test that proves a person is immune to a certain disease. Your vaccination record will be reviewed to determine you have fulfilled the requirements. If you do not have a vaccination record or your records are incomplete then you will have to get vaccinations at an additional cost.
You will receive a SEALED ENVELOPE with your records and an original signed copy of the I-693 form to deliver to your attorney or USCIS. DO NOT OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE. A second copy of your test results and signed I-693 form will be given to you for your own personal records.
AUC’s Civil Surgeons are committed to make sure patients have met all medical requirements and understand the process.
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