Immigration Physical Examinations

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Clifton Medical Center is pleased to offer immigration physical services.

Immigration Physical Exam Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an immigration physical take?

The immigration physical exam can be completed in as little as two business days if conducted at Clifton Medical Center.

The exam usually consists of two visits. During the first visit candidates will get the Tuberculosis test and blood work for Syphilis done. After two days, immigration candidates come back to the office for the the Tuberculosis test reaction reading. By that time their blood work results are back as well. If all tests are negative on the second visit,  immigration candidates will be given vaccines they require, and they will receive their completed medical exam Form I-693 in a sealed envelope. The candidates will also receive a copy of the completed Form I-693 for their records. This form is used to determine whether an applicant for adjustment of status / “green card” is admissible to the United States on medical grounds.

What happens if the Tuberculosis test is positive?

If the reaction of the Tuberculosis test is positive, then candidates are required to take a chest x-ray. The candidates have the option to still finish in the same day if they take their chest x-ray at Clifton Medical Center.

What documents should I bring to my visit?

A current personal identification with photograph (Passport  or driver’s license), and  record of vaccinations if available.  We will provide you with the most current Form I-693.

Who is required to take the immigration medical exam, and who is allowed to perform a immigration medical exam.

A medical examination is mandatory for all refugees coming to the United States and all applicants outside the U.S. applying for an immigrant visa. The test must be performed by a designated civil surgeon, such as Dr. Abdallah R. Taha.

Aliens in the United States who apply for adjustment of their immigration status to that of permanent resident are also required to be medically examined. Aliens applying for nonimmigrant visas (temporary admission) may be required to undergo a medical examination at the discretion of the consular officer overseas or immigration officer at the U.S. port of entry, if there is reason to suspect that an inadmissible health-related condition exists.

Will you be able to understand me?

Our medical staff speaks English, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.

At Clifton Medical Center we are available to treat a wide range of illness and injuries for adults. Our expert staff, medical assistants and technicians are trained in all aspects of urgent care medicine.

This is only a small sample of the kinds of injuries and illnesses that our Clifton Medical urgent care center treats.  Please call us 973-777-9595 if you have any questions.