Designated Civil Surgeon - Immigration Physical Examination Maryland
A designated Civil surgeon is a Physician , Who has been Accredited by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to perform medical physical examinations of foreign nationals in the United States who desire to apply for adjustment of status to permanent residence (Green Card), or who are required by the USCIS to have a medical examination. Civil surgeons provide medical exams within the U.S. while panel physicians perform exams outside the U.S.
At Our Office our civil surgeon and other professional staff members provide services to the client's entire family to assure an excellent and smooth immigration and Naturalization process. In addition to complete civil surgeon examinations and vaccinations, we assist with proper USCIS forms completion, medical disability waivers, immediate medical assessment and care, travel clinic services and more. Our goal is to insure that all immigration-related forms are completed satisfactorily and submitted timely in compliance with USCIS Rules and Regulations, and that examinations are thorough and complete so that to ensure form processing by USCIS Officers and Granting Green Card or Approval of Naturalization.
Full medical examinations include blood-work; vaccinations; and x-ray services if needed. Any foreign national who wishing to apply for permanent resident status (green card) must have a medical Physical Examination by a USCIS designated civil surgeon. An immigrant must show that he or she does not have an infectious or Transmissible disease of public health significance and has received vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) controls which diseases are communicable diseases of public health significance and which are vaccine-preventable.
When applying for a green card, a foreign national must have a USCIS civil surgeon complete Form I-693 and indicate that he or she does not have a communicable disease or other disease or ailments with adverse effects on the community and that their vaccination record is up to date. If the foreign national does have a communicable disease or can not be vaccinated, he or she may apply for a waiver. At our office such waivers are granted for appropriate cases.
In order for a foreign national to document that he or she does have a communicable disease and that his or her vaccinations are in order, a USCIS civil surgeon must attest to these facts by completing Form I-693 and providing a sealed copy of the form to the foreign national to be submitted with the application for Permanent residence. We always give applicants a copy of the documents contained in that sealed envelope for their own use and information. It is very important that the I-693 be adequately and properly completed and signed by the civil surgeon. Filing an incomplete I-693 with USCIS can result in rejection of the green card application.