When a person makes the decision to apply for a Green Card to become a permanent resident in the United States, they will be required to go through a number of steps in order to complete the process. One of these steps is that they must go through a medical examination with a certified doctor that has been authorized to administer these examinations by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
There is a number of different tests that the physicians will conduct during the examination and determine whether you have all of the necessary vaccinations. They will look for tuberculosis, syphilis, and to ensure that you have been immunized for meningococcal disease, hepatitis A and B, influenza and more. If you have a medical insurance, you should bring your insurance card to the exam. In addition, you will be required to bring some form of photo identification that has been issued by the government that may include a driver’s license, birth certificate, or a valid passport.
It is important to know that if you are a military member or spouse who is applying for a permanent resident status, you will be required to get an examination by a military physician. These medical examinations can take place on a United States military treatment facility within the country. If the examination is performed outside the United States, it must be done by a designated panel physician through the Department of State at a U.S. embassy.
If you have questions about obtaining a medical examination or any other part of the Green Card application process, it is important that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can provide you with assistance.