Immigration Exams

Immigration Exams services offered in Orlando, FL

Immigration Exams

Immigration exams are required for anyone who wants to become a permanent resident of the United States. At Family and Internal Medicine Center in Orlando, Florida, Tahira Qureshi, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, MBBS, MSN, MBA, APRN, performs your immigration exam and completes the medical forms you need to continue applying for your green card. To learn more or schedule a visit, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Immigration Exams Q & A

What are immigration exams?

An immigration exam is a physical evaluation that’s required of anyone who wants to become a permanent, legal resident of the United States.

To become a resident, you go through a process called “adjustment of status,” more commonly called getting a green card. Everyone applying for a green card must have an immigration exam.

Why are immigration exams required?

Immigration exams ensure you meet certain health standards and don’t have health challenges such as:

  • Infectious diseases like tuberculosis, syphilis, and gonorrhea
  • Physical or mental health disorders associated with harmful behavior
  • Drug misuse or addiction

These health issues prevent you from applying for your green card.

How do you prepare for immigration exams?

The best way to prepare for an immigration exam is to collect your medical records, including any lab results or diagnostic images like X-rays, and bring them to your appointment. Medical records are especially important if you were previously treated for tuberculosis or other contagious diseases.

Will I get immunizations during my immigration exam?

You must have all of the required immunizations for your age before applying for your green card. If you have medical records verifying you’ve had your vaccinations, you won’t need immunizations during your immigration exam.

However, if you don’t have a written record of your previous immunizations, you will need to get them. 

Your Family and Internal Medicine Center provider gives you the first dose during your immigration exam. You may need to follow up to get additional shots, but your provider can sign your medical report after giving the first round. 

What happens during immigration exams?

Your provider at Family and Internal Medicine Center reviews your medical history, including current symptoms or conditions. They also learn about:

  • Hospitalizations
  • Illnesses
  • Disabilities
  • Drug and alcohol use 
  • Inpatient care for chronic or mental health conditions

After performing a complete physical exam and assessing your mental health, your provider runs a urine test. They may also order additional diagnostic tests to check for tuberculosis or if they find other potential health problems. 

If you have more questions about immigration exams, call Family and Internal Medicine Center or book an appointment online today.