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U.S. Immigration Physical Examinations  

Dr. JAMES A. HARRISON is designated as a Civil Surgeon for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.  


By this designation, he is authorized to perform medical examinations and give necessary immunizations for aliens applying for adjustment of status or Permanent Resident Status (Green Card).


Why do you need a Physical Exam?

An adult examination (15 years or older) typically consists of the following:

Examination Requirements

The following tests are required by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, or USCIS (formerly the Immigration & Naturalization Service, or INS).

The physical examination is required for persons of all ages. The examination requirements are determined by your age and your immunization record.

1. A physical examination

2. A tuberculin (TB) skin test

3. A blood test for HIV
4. A blood test for syphilis (RPR)
5. Immunizations are dependent on age and medical history

A medical examination is necessary as a part of the application process for an alien applying for adjustment of status.  


The purpose of the medical examination is to evaluate the applicant’s health status and to determine if they have any conditions that might cause a change in status.  


The results of the examination will be provided to an Immigration officer and may also be shared with health departments and other public health or cooperating medical authorities

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