Detailed Immigration Medical Examination

  • Applicant walks-in at the front desk to fill out a simple one page intake form.
  • Applicant provides the completed form together with  passport or valid I.D, proof of vaccination and proof of TB testing (if applicable) to the office staff.
  • The form is reviewed by our immigration specialist staff to determine if vaccinations are required and if TB testing is necessary.
  • The applicant's vital signs are taken and brought to  the exam room afterwards.
  • Dr. Frank Lopez or Dr. Cynthia Lopez rechecks the vaccination and TB test history and conducts the physical and mental status examination.
    • A female patient can request Dr. Cynthia Lopez to perform the medical exam.
    • A male patient can request Dr. Frank Lopez to perform the medical exam.
  • If applicable, applicant gets the required TB test and vaccinations.
  • Applicant is sent to a nearby laboratory for the required blood test for Syphilis.
  • If  TB test is placed, the applicant is required to return to the office within 48 – 72 hours after TB test for reading.
  • If TB test is positive, applicant is sent for an inexpensive chest x ray to make sure applicant has no active tuberculosis. If the chest x ray is performed in the morning, our office gets the result in the afternoon.
  • If the chest x ray shows presence of active tuberculosis, the applicant is sent to the Health Department for further evaluation and treatment.
  • If the blood test is positive for Syphilis, applicant is sent to the Health Department or their own primary care doctor for treatment. 
  • If one or more tests are abnormal,  your medical exam process can be delayed by a few days to a few weeks, depending on how fast you can be seen by the Health Department or your own doctor. 
  • If the results are all normal, it usually takes three business days for your paper work to be completed.
  • If the results are all normal, the applicant signs the I-693 form in front of the Civil Surgeon, then the Civil Surgeon signs afterwards.  
  • Your completed paper work will be placed in a sealed envelope secured by the Civil Surgeon's official stamp, which will be given to USCIS or your attorney or your immigration consultant. You will not open this sealed envelope. 
  • Copies of all your paper work will be provided to you free of charge.