Minnesota Occupational Health’s (MOH) Civil Surgeons will take care of all your Immigration Medical Exam needs with dedication and care – including your Green Card Medical exam, Immigration Immunization and filling out and submitting I-693 paperwork (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record). Having the ability to complete this exam at any of our four locations throughout the Twin Cities, there is a convenient location or time available for you. MOH has four US Civil Surgeons, medical doctors who have been designated by the USCIS to perform medical examinations for the purposes of lawful immigration to the United States, and a team of Medical Assistants that are set up to complete any and all exams you need completed. From understanding all the documents and criteria needed for the I-693 paperwork and other immigration status forms, MOH has the team with the compassion and expertise to make you feel confident in the your preparation and movement through the Immigration process.
Completion of I-693 paperworkThe I-693 applicant section can be completed prior to the appointment or in the office. Instructions for completing the form can be found here. The I-693 form can be found here. Immigration Medical (Green Card or USCIS) Exams are required for adjustment of status for immigrants aspiring to seek a Green Card (I-485 exam) and for requests for a “V” non-immigrant status form (I-539). Exams can include vaccinations and/or blood tests that may be required to obtain lawful, permanent resident status in the United States.
Form I-693Bring your completed Form I-693 to your exam if you are filing for citizenship, immigrant visas and some non-immigrant visas, refugees and adjustments of status to that of a permanent resident (Green Card). The Minnesota Occupational Health USCIS Civil Surgeon will complete the medical portion.
USCIS required immunizationsThe civil surgeon will confirm that you have had all the required vaccinations necessary. Some vaccines are expressly required by the Immigration and Nationality Act, and others are required because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined they are in the best interest of public health. Below is a list of the vaccinations you must receive before being admitted as a permanent resident of the United States:
- Mumps, measles, rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Haemophilius influenza type B (HIB)
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Influenza (Flu)
- Pneumococcal pneumonia
- Hepatitis A
Blood and Urine TestingAll applicants aged 15 and older are required to receive tests for Syphilis and Gonorrhea. Syphilis and Gonorrhea are both Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) that can be contagious. They are a common infection throughout the world. Some applicants may not have symptoms of the disease, and therefore the test is required to ensure that anyone who is infected be treated and will not be contagious in the US. Syphilis testing is done through a blood test called an RPR (rapid plasma reagin) and Gonorrhea is a urine test.
- For abnormal results of the Syphilis tests, the lab will run a second test with the same blood sample to verify if the results were accurate from the original abnormal result. If the second test, called a T. Pallidum-PA, is abnormal, then the applicant should be treated for Syphilis with the proper medication before finishing the exam forms and the process.
- If the results of the Gonorrhea urine test are normal, that portion of the examination is complete.
- If the results are positive (abnormal), then the applicant should be treated for Gonorrhea accordingly.