Immigration Physicals in Pasadena and Severna Park
Our Urgent Care Center Is Certified to Perform I-693 Exams
WiseCare Urgent Care offers immigration medical exam physicals at our main
location in Pasadena. These immigration medical exams are required
for individuals applying for citizenship, seeking permanent residency,
or applying for a green card. These applicants must have an immigration
physical before they can be approved.
It is mandatory that the immigration physical exam be completed by a designated
civil surgeon so the exam is valid. Dr. Perry Weisman is certified to
perform immigration physicals, and is a designated civil surgeon for the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Service (USCIS). He is experienced with the medical requirements of these
The results of the examination will be provided to an immigration officer
and may be shared with appropriate United States health authorities.
Please fill out part 1 of form
I-693 to the best of your ability before arriving for your exam. If you are
using an interpreter, that person must fill out and sign part 2 of the
form. You must also fill out your name on pages 2-9. All information except
the signature can be typed directly on the PDF form, and then the entire
form may be printed out. These steps will speed up the registration process
considerably for the immigration physical.
here for the form.
You must bring with you all vaccination records and a valid identification
to the immigration exam. Please wear loose-fitting, casual clothing to the exam.
Services & Fees
Our designated civil surgeon will perform the required immigration medical
exam (I-693 Exam) in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security
and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services for immigrants or employers
who hire employees originating from another country.
Each evaluation includes an examination performed according to the medical
guidelines established by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S.
Citizen and Immigration Services and Centers for Disease Control. The
civil surgeon will record the exam results on Form I-693 for the applicant
to return to the USCIS (INS).
Our location in Pasadena as well as in Severna Park performs immigration
medical examinations most days of the week and our civil surgeon is often
able to examine patients the same day they call for an appointment. We
accept proof of vaccination done elsewhere.
Those looking to get an immigration medical physical have three options.
Complete immigration physical examination, which includes:
- A physical examination and completion of all the necessary paperwork
- Tuberculin (skin test) and interpretation
- Vaccinations status verification
- Blood Draw for any required lab tests
The cost of the X-ray and any requiered lab work is not included in the
price of the immigration exam (since it may not be required, but can be
done at our office for an additional fee). Please call 410.983.3070
for the cost of the complete immigration physical examination.
Another option is a physical exam only, which includes a reduced cost if
you only require a medical exam. Additional services that may be required
are not included in the price, but are offered or can be arranged in our
office for an additional fee. If necessary, vaccinations, laboratory testing,
and follow-up chest x-ray for TB testing are performed for an additional
fee, as needed.
Your third option is the supplemental form, without additional medical
services. If you receive a letter for USCIS stating that you need a supplemental
medical exam, our civil surgeons can perform it. A supplemental form only
covers the immunization portion of the exam, and is not for people needing
a physical or TB skin test.
What to Bring
Patients are advised to bring the following to their immigration medical exam:
- Photo Identification
- Valid, government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license or
- I-94 (if available)
- Alien registration number, if available
- A copy of any prior immunization, vaccinations, and shot records
- Hospital or clinic records, including proof of prior treatment for tuberculosis
or other infectious disease
- Prior chest x-rays and/or other diagnostic tests
- Any mental health records
- An Immigration Physical Form I-693, pre-completed with your information
The full immigration exam is simple and requires a few basic steps mentioned
below and can be done in one office visit.
Basic immigration physical exam and mental status evaluation - per USCIS medical requirement, the civil surgeon’s medical exam
must include a search for any signs of infectious diseases involving the
entire body, sometimes including private areas.
Blood test - applicants age 15 and older are required to have a serologic blood test
for syphilis (RPR). As of 2010, applicants are no longer required to have
HIV testing. Applicants under age 15 may require syphilis testing at the
discretion of the civil surgeon, or if there is reason to suspect the
possibility of infection. All applicants will require certain lab titers
if they opt to waive the corresponding vaccinations.
Urine test - applicants age 15 years and older are required to have a urine gonorrhea
test. Applicants under age 15 may require gonorrhea testing at the discretion
of the civil surgeon, or if there is reason to suspect the possibility
Tuberculosis skin test - Applicants age two and older are required to have a tuberculin skin
test (TST) performed. This test requires a return visit to the office
within 48 – 72 hours after administration. If the test reading is
greater than 5 mm of induration a chest X-ray will be required.
Proof of vaccinations or blood titer to prove immunity - Most adults require proof of vaccination for tetanus-diphtheria TD (within
the last 5 years), measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox).
Blood titer is a test that proves a person has immunity or antibodies
for a particular disease. We will review your vaccination history with
you to determine whether you have all the required vaccinations. Please
bring all vaccination records to your scheduled appointment for the immigration
After the Exam
Once the immigration medical examination is completed the civil surgeon
will certify Form I-693 with the test results and vaccination history
in a sealed envelope to present to the Department of Homeland Security
and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
DO NOT OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE.
Turn in the envelope with your immigration application. A copy of your
blood test results will be provided for you to keep after results have
been discussed with the doctor. The medical examination will only be valid
up to a year after the immigration exam date.
Call 410.983.3070 to schedule your immigration physical at our Pasadena
or and Severna Park urgent care centers. We look forward to helping you.