Immigration Physicals Specialist


Primary Care Center & Sports Medicine Clinic located in Santa Clara, CA

Applying for citizenship or permanent residency in the United States requires an immigration physical. At ParikhHealth in Santa Clara, California, Neesheet Parikh, DO, and Sapna Rajput, DO, offer immigration physicals, providing a seamless and easy process for you. To schedule your physical exam, call the friendly practice today or use the online scheduling tool to book your appointment.

Immigration Physicals Q&A

What are immigration physicals?

To receive your United States citizenship, you’re required to have an immigration medical examination. Its purpose is to protect the health of the American population.

Your immigration physical requires a minimum of two visits. Your first appointment involves a review of your medical history and your vaccinations. The providers at ParikhHealth also assess your mental and physical health, with your physical exam possibly requiring tests that need lab work.

During your physical exam, your provider looks for conditions, such as:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Mumps
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Rubella
  • Polio

When you come in for your second appointment, your doctor reviews the results from your lab work with you and updates your immunizations as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The last step includes completing your application.

How do I prepare for my immigration physical?

Before you come in for your exam, you need to fill out the I-693 application from the USCIS website. Your doctor can instruct you on when you need to sign the required paperwork.

Documents you need to bring include:

  • Government-issued driver’s license or passport
  • Prior immunization records
  • Prior records of diagnostic tests
  • Mental health records

Your provider fills out the correct portion of your application and seals your original documents in an envelope for the USCIS, which should remain closed. You will receive a copy of your paperwork.

Can immigration physicals result in a rejected application?

If you have any of the following health-related conditions, your application can be rejected:

  • Drug abuse
  • Addiction
  • Physical disorder that can cause others harm
  • Mental disorder associated with harmful behavior
  • Lack of proof of vaccinations
  • Communicable disease that can threaten the public

Your physical screens you for certain medical conditions that are relevant to United States immigration law.

What can I expect at my immigration physical?

Your provider screens you for certain medical conditions that are relevant to United States immigration law. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Physical exam
  • Required paperwork
  • Required signatures
  • Immunizations

During your physical exam, your doctor observes your eyes, nose, ears, throat, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, external genitalia, and extremities. They also perform a chest X-ray and blood work to check for syphilis. 

Children are usually excused from the X-ray and blood test. If you’re pregnant, your providers at ParikhHealth recommend that you contact your embassy to discuss a postponement. The team wants to make your process seamless and easy. 

To book your immigration physical, call the office at ParikhHealth today or book your appointment online.