The immigrant medical exam is required by USCIS to screen applicants for possible conditions that would make them inadmissible due to certain health issues, such as lack of appropriate vaccination records against certain communicable diseases. These issues are categorized as class A or class B conditions by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Not all physicians perform these exams. Dr. Grija is certified by the USCIS as a civil surgeon who is qualified to complete the paperwork and examination required by USCIS.
Class A conditions render a person inadmissible and ineligible for a visa, and include:
Class B conditions are serious or permanent physical or mental health conditions that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to care for their self, attend school, or work, as well as require extensive medical treatment in the future.
You can expect the same attentive care as any of Dr. Grija’s patients. Along with a physical examination, she’ll complete a detailed review of your medical history, current medical concerns, and immunization records. She’ll determine if you have any conditions that might prevent your admission to the US and help you find ways to deal with these conditions. Dr. Grija also arranges for any necessary blood tests or missing immunizations. She’ll fill out and sign the required paperwork, giving you a sealed packet to send to the USCIS. The USCIS makes the final determination regarding your admissibility.
In order to have an immigration physical examination, you must bring the following documents to your appointment:
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