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Immigration Physical
In Encino, California (Form I-693)

Most applicants filing for adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident must submit Form I-693 completed by a

Civil Surgeon designated by the Department of Homeland Security.

(officially called “Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record”).

How It Works

We know this process can be frustrating and difficult. We are here to help!

$399.00 Includes Form i-693 in a sealed and stamped envelope, Physical Exam and Medical evaluation and Vaccination record review and counseling.

Specific testing such as a TB Quantiferon Blood Test, Syphilis Blood Test, and Gonorrhea Urine Test and Hepatitis B Immunity blood work is not included but may be covered by your insurance.

Specialty Blood Work Pricing for Form i-693 is between $350. 

Vaccinations and Blood-work are not included. 

What you need to bring on your visit:

Your Photo ID: A U.S. Driver's License, Government ID and/or Passport, Immunization Records and any Medical History or additional paperwork you have as well as Physician Referrals.

 *As the patient you are always responsible for any charges not paid by your insurance.

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Make Appt | See Dr. Misra,
Certified Civil Surgeon 

  • Fill out the "Contact Us" Page or email admin@misrawellness.com to book an appointment. Please let us know that you are applying for an immigration physical (form i-693).

  • Appointments are first come, first served. Walk-ins are not accepted. 

  • When Confirmed, you will need to fill out a medical intake questionnaire. To hold your appointment, you will be charged the complete fee. Misra Wellness will contact you confirming your appointment date and time.

  • Please bring with you a copy of your current passport or Government Issued ID, proof of residence (where you will be residing during the duration of your immigration application), Health Insurance Card, any and all Immunization History and Medical paperwork you may have for review to your scheduled appointment.

  • If you require an interpreter or person to assist you to fill out the exam, they must be certified and have proof of their credentials as this must be documented.

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Medical Checkup | Bloodwork  Necessary Vaccinations

  • Appointments must be paid prior to initiating form i-693 and costs $399.00.

  • Bloodwork (Depending on Vaccination Status) Costs are $350+ depending on necessary bloodwork. Prior blood-work will not be recognized as blood-work must be completed by the Civil Surgeon of Record. This cost may be covered by Insurance (if you have any). Vaccinations currently can be done by the Department of Health or a local Pharmacy (or may be done in-office for an additional fee, depending on vaccines that are required.

  • Blood-work done by another physician who is not the Civil Surgeon of Record may be grounds for USCIS denial.

  • Mandatory Testing for Titers or proof of recent vaccination include but may not be limited to MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella), DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis), Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Hepatitis B.

  • Additional testing may be required depending on Your Age and Medical History.

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Processing &
Completion of Form

  • Dr. Misra will review all bloodwork, medical records, any necessary titers and immunization records and complete a physical exam.

  • If any workup is abnormal and requires treatment or specialty referral, you will be informed and subsequent testing, treatment or mandatory referrals will be done. Pending these results, an additional followup may be necessary to complete your paperwork.

  • If all workup is normal, your paperwork will be signed, sealed and provided to you in an enclosed envelope for you to bring to your Immigration Attorney or Mail on your Own Behalf. A Copy of the form and associated paperwork will remain within our Electronic Medical System.

  • Paperwork is not signed until all necessary steps are completed, referrals are made and medical issues are addressed

  • You have the option to continue medical care for $129/month as a Direct Primary care Misra Wellness Member.

Get in Touch

16542 Ventura Blvd, Ste. 304

Encino, CA 91436

818-431-5511

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What is Form I-693?

Information about U.S. Immigration Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record)

When you come to the United States—or if you are in the United States and are trying to adjust your status—you may need to get a medical exam. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) medical exam was put into place so that you can prove that you do not have any health conditions that would make you inadmissible to the United States.

On this page, we’ll review what a Form I-693 USCIS medical exam is and which steps you’ll need to take to complete your exam, making you admissible for entry to the United States.

What Is the Form I-693 Medical Exam?

The official title of Form I-693 itself is “Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record”.  You will send your completed form to either your Immigration Attorney or directly to the USCIS so that the USCIS can determine your admissibility to the United States. The USCIS medical exam is required to ensure that you meet the government standards for public health.

In order for your Form I-693 to be legitimate, a designated and certified Civil Surgeon must approve and annotate your medical results on your physical form. 

Form I-693 is applicable for multiple processes, including consular processing and adjustment of status, and is necessary to meet Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJs) requirements. If you have questions about whether or not you need to fill out a Form I-693, please contact your immigration attorney.

Form I-693 Public Health Grounds for Admissibility

Having your Form I-693 approved means that you have met the standards that USCIS sets for individuals to safely enter the United States. Both you and your Civil Surgeon need to fill out the I-693 medical exam. For approval, your Form I-693 needs to show that:

  • Your Civil Surgeon gave the exam following U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations

  • Your surgeon signed your Form I-693 60 days or less before you filed for your visa

  • You do not have a Class A or Class B medical condition

  • You have a vaccine or medical waiver for a Class A medical condition

  • You followed the validity period and submit your paperwork correctly and on time.

What Doctor Do I Need to See?

There are two main types of doctors who are eligible to perform a medical exam and fill out your Form I-693: civil surgeons and panel physicians.

Needing a Civil Surgeon for Your I-693 Medical Exam

You will need to use a civil surgeon if you are already in the United States and are required to complete Form I-693. Civil surgeons are Physicians that the USCIS and Department of Homeland Security designates as qualified doctors to perform your medical examination. USCIS provides a list of designated civil surgeons that you may use.

Needing a Panel Physician for Your I-693 Medical Exam

If you live outside the U.S. and are applying from either your home country or abroad, then you will use a panel physician for your I-693 medical exam. Panel physicians are chosen by the Department of State as legitimate medical providers who may file your Form I-693 with you. If you are using a panel physician, it is most likely the case that you are immigrating through consular processing, not adjustment of status.

Vaccination Requirements

One part of the immigration medical Form I-693 is showing that you have the correct vaccinations to become a permanent resident of the United States. The latest list of vaccinations required to be in the U.S. are as follows (and are age-specific):

  • COVID-19

  • Haemophilus Influenza type B

  • Hepatitis B

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Rubella

  • Polio

  • Pertussis

  • Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids

Note that there could be other immunizations that may be required. Criteria are set by the Centers for Disease Control, which asses the requirements for vaccines.

When to Schedule Your USCIS Medical Exam

When you schedule your Form I-693, be sure to remember that the validity period must be met. A qualified doctor needs to sign off no more than 60 days before you submit your visa application. Be sure to schedule your medical exam appointment around the date when you submit your visa application.

If you did have an examination and the 60 days have passed, you will have to bring it to your application interview and send it after you’ve filed your green card application.

Filing Form I-693 With Your Form I-485

If you are applying to become a permanent resident, you can actually file your Form I-693 at the same time as you submit your Form I-485. This process of concurrent filing is not required, but can be helpful in the long run to save time and to keep your application process concise by avoiding the need for a “Request For Evidence.” You may also avoid the need for an interview if USCIS decides they can make their final decision based on all of the evidence you have already submitted.

One example of such a circumstance is if you are planning your K-1 status adjustment. After you are married and going through your status adjustment, you can send in your Form I-693 with your application. When it comes to K-1 visas, you may have actually already had a medical examination during your K-1 interview. In this case, you still need to submit Form I-693 for your vaccination record.

Filing Form I-693 After Your Green Card Submission

You are also able to schedule your medical exam appointment after you file for your green card. In this case, your exam will be sent in after you submit your Form I-485 and/or bring your Form I-693 to your interview. However, with this method of submission, you will most likely need an interview. Again, if you file at the same time as your Form I-485, USCIS may decide that you do not need an interview.

Remember, if you submit after your green card, you currently have a validity period of four years instead of two because of USCIS’s temporary extension. If you need to have vaccines or other tests done, be sure to allow time for these tests to be completed.

Scheduling When Applying from Abroad

If you are going through consular processing, then you will schedule your medical exam after your green card interview. The National Visa Center (NVC) will send you an appointment letter stating your green card interview date and you can then schedule your exam accordingly.

How to Schedule Your Immigration Physical Exam

Dr. Sulagna Misra is a Licensed Civil Surgeon, To find a civil surgeon, you can type your address into the USCIS Find A Doctor site. To find a panel physician abroad, you will need to get information about a qualified doctor from your country’s U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

During the Exam

Be sure to bring the following items with you to your exam:

  • Government-issued ID

  • Vaccine record

  • Insurance card

  • Any doctor’s notes you may have about any current health issues

  • Copies of any medical forms, such as your past medical history and X-rays, if you have them

  • Payment for the government-approved medical professional

  • Form I-693 if you’re applying from within the U.S.

  • Green card interview letter if you’re applying from abroad

During your medical exam, you will review all medical history. The doctor will also perform a physical exam that will include questions about the following:

  • Drug Abuse/Addiction

  • Physical or Mental Disorders with Harmful behavior

  • Communicable Disease Assessment

  • Vaccine screening/assessment

  • Blood and Urine testing

  • Please note that experiencing any of the above does not constitute an immediate denial of your application.

USCIS Form I-693 Instructions

Form I-693 is split into sections. Both you and your doctor need to go through your Form I-693 together, as you both have specific instructions for the form. Be sure that the form is filled out legibly in black ink. It’s important to only sign the form if and when the civil surgeon instructs you to. At Misra Wellness, we recommend bringing a blank copy of the paperwork (or two!) an you and Dr. Misra will start and complete the form together to avoid any errors.

When to Submit I-693

Your doctor will seal and stamp the envelope to submit to USCIS. You will then submit the form after the examiner returns the envelope either yourself or through your immigration Attorney/

Form I-693 Cost

Submitting the actual USCIS Form I-693 is free. However, you will need to pay the physician rate, whatever that may be. Each physician has different rates. Speak with your immigration attorney about your best options. Figuring out the cost of a civil surgeon beforehand is usually beneficial. At Misra Wellness, the exam is $375. Labs may be covered by insurance or may cost an additional $250-$300. Mandatory vaccines also may cost extra depending on where you go. Blood-work and vaccines may be covered by your insurance, but are available at our preferred lab, Quest, for a significantly reduced amount.

Contact an Experienced Immigration Lawyer Today

The process of getting a green card can be both exciting and stressful. AT Misra Wellness we are here to answer any questions you may have about your I-693 form and medical needs. Contact us at (818) 431-5511 or email us at info@misrawellness.com to book your appointment today!

What Does This Include?

  • Form i-693 documentation by Dr. Misra, a Certified Civil Surgeon

  • Additional: Bloodwork and Mandatory Vaccinations

  • Same or Next Day appointments available!

  • BONUS: Option of FREE 1 month of medical care and option for monthly Direct Primary Care Medical membership afterwards to continue your health and wellness.

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All services can be performed at your location on our fully equipped mobile medical office. 

A $350 service fee will be added to each session for sessions at your location.  
Initial Evaluation
(Adults over 18+ Only)
$375.00
Includes:
Appointment for Physical Exam
i-693 Paperwork (upon completion) Signed and Sealed
Option of 1 month of Medical Care Included as you transition to your new home (DPC Registration Fee Waived)
Option for Monthly Membership for those without insurance at $129/month

 
Lab Work
Additional Vaccines
$250-$350
$200+
Immigration Physical
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