According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), all applicants who are filing for an adjustment for a greencard / lawful permanent resident status must submit a Form I-693, which needs to be filled out by a designated civil surgeon—Dr. Harshidaben Chaudhari. This process is called an immigration physical exam. This examination is required to establish that the applicant is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.
This physical exam is very complex and only a handful of USCIS designated civil surgeons perform the exam. You may have to see our civil surgeon multiple times before completing your I-693 form.
Dr. Harshidaben Chaudhari is a USCIS designated Civil Surgeon serving the Houston Metropolitan Area since 2017. She is also a certified medical examiner for the US Department of Transportation. Dr. Chaudhari earned these designations through a rigorous certification process established by the US government.
It may take one week to several weeks before we complete the I-693 form. If everything is straight forward (mean not complicated exam), the turnaround time for I-693 form is a week.
You need to bring several documents with you for your immigration physical exam.
Here is the list:
The following communicable diseases that may cause an applicant to fail an exam include:
Health-related waivers may be available for some of these diseases. Visit the CDC website to learn more.
Once your exam is complete, you must submit your results to the USCIS. Your exam results are valid for two years from the signature date.
Our professional and well-trained civil surgeon will be happy to help you through the immigration physical exam process. Please contact our office on 281-303-5678. We are here to help.