Generally, all applicants filing for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident must submit Form I-693 completed by a designated civil surgeon. Dr. Bharat Gandhi is an USCIS Civil Surgeon and has been designated to do so for over 22 years.
The medical examination will include a medical history review, standard physical examination relevant to Immigration protocol. Blood tests for syphilis and Tuberculosis, urine test for gonorrhea and drug testing and chest x-ray may be done. Note: The medical examination is not a complete physical examination. Its purpose is to screen for certain medical conditions relevant to U.S. immigration law.
Green Card Medical Exam Drug Test. Green Card applicants are required to complete a medical exam with an authorized civil surgeon. ... Generally speaking, urine tests are known to pick up “soft” drug usage within the previous two weeks, while blood tests may pick up hard drugs (though they rarely do in practice).
If the blood test is negative and your chest x-ray is clear, the positive TST is most likely due to previous BCG vaccination. If the blood test is positive and your chest x-ray is clear, this indicates TB infection. TB germs can live in your body without making you sick; this is called latent TB infection. For your convenience we have onsite x-ray at both locations.
At this time, * vaccines for these diseases are currently required for U.S. immigration:
Tetanus and diphtheria
Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
*On December 14, 2009, the human papillomavirus (HPV) and zoster vaccines were removed from the list of required vaccines for immigrant applicants. All other vaccinations on this list remain.
Any future vaccines recommended by ACIP for the general U.S. public will be subject to the new vaccination criteria. If the recommended vaccines fit the new criteria, they will be added to the list of required vaccines for immigrant applicants.
TB Gold lab $100
Blood draw $7
Drug Screening $57
Varicella $144 (If the patient has had chicken pox – they may qualify to do the titers via blood work for $44)
Flu shot $28 (between the months of September and April only)
Other vaccines may be needed and are subject to change as per CDC/USCIS guidelines. Children are required to have their vaccination up to date, and they are all available at our Clinic. Please inquire about the cost.