Immigration Physical

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Cary and Morrisville, NC


Immigration Physical services offered in Cary and Morrisville, NC

An immigration physical is part of the immigration visa process. Expert internal medicine physician Neelu Agarwal, MD, and the team provide immigration physicals at Cary Medical Clinic in Cary and Morrisville, North Carolina. This includes a physical exam, evaluation for contagious diseases, updating vaccinations, and completing the required immigration forms. For help with immigration physicals, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Immigration Physical Q&A

What is an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is a physical exam for immigrants entering the United States on visas that allow them to stay for an extended period of time. The immigration physical is part of the application process set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 


Immigrants coming to the US under a fiancé(e) or marriage visa and those seeking asylum or refugee status need an immigration physical. You also need an immigration physical when applying for a green card. 


Cary Medical Clinic, Dr Neelu Agarwal is authorized Civil Surgeon by the USCIS to perform immigration physicals.

USCIS exams usually consists of  2 visits, a few days apart. The first visit will be a review of your vaccination documents, a detailed history, physical exam and lab work. The second appointment is to complete the application. Please download the i-693 application from USCIS website and bring your completed i-693 and your legal identification to your appointment.

DO NOT sign your i-693 form as the signature must be completed in front of the civil surgeon physician. The physician will complete the Civil Surgeon  portions of your application. The original documents will be placed in a sealed envelope for USCIS and a copy of the documents will be given to you.


What do I bring to an immigration physical?

Your provider at Cary Medical Clinic gives you specific instructions on what you need to bring to your immigration physical when you schedule your appointment. This list might include:


  • Government issued identification (passport or driver’s license)
  • Vaccination records
  • USCIS medical examination form
  • Alien registration number (if you have one)
  • The fee for the physical exam
  • Medical records and list of medications


If you have a history of an infectious disease such as tuberculosis (TB) or syphilis, Cary Medical Clinic may request you bring in documentation indicating you’ve undergone treatment for these health issues. Please be aware that there is a no-show fee should you not show up for your scheduled appointment.

What happens during an immigration physical?

The immigration physical at Cary Medical Clinic is standardized by the USCIS. During the exam, your provider performs a physical and runs lab work to check for TB, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), syphilis, and gonorrhea. 


They review your immunization records, medical and mental health history, and check your medication list. 

What happens after an immigration physical?


After your immigration physical, your provider at Cary Medical Clinic may provide the required vaccines to complete your immunization records. You may also have to return to the office if the results of your lab tests come back positive so you can get the proper treatment.


Your provider then completes your USCIS immigration physical form and places it in a sealed envelope, which you use for your application. The results of your immigration physical remain valid for up to two years.


Cary Medical Clinic also gives you access to your patient portal for access to your completed immigration physical form for your own records.


To receive your immigration physical, call Cary Medical Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.