A Complete Guide to the USCIS Medical Examination

If you’re planning to apply for a visa or green card in the United States, you’ll need to undergo a medical examination as part of the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) process. The examination helps ensure that you’re in good health and admissible to the US under immigration law. Here’s everything you need to know about the USCIS medical examination.

What to Expect

The USCIS medical examination is a thorough medical examination that includes:

  • A review of your medical history
  • A physical examination
  • A TB (tuberculosis) test
  • A blood test to check for communicable diseases
  • A review of your vaccination records
  • STD testing (if required)
  • Mental health evaluation (if required)

The examination is conducted by a designated civil surgeon who is authorized by USCIS to perform the medical examination. At Nao Medical, we have USCIS-certified civil surgeons who can conduct your examination.

How to Prepare

To prepare for the USCIS medical examination, you should:

  • Bring all required documents, including government-issued identification, a complete medical history, and vaccination records. You can find a list of required documents on the USCIS website.
  • Wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing for the physical examination.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your medical history and any previous illnesses or conditions.
  • Be prepared to provide a urine sample for testing.
  • Inform the civil surgeon of any current medications you are taking.

What Happens Next?

After the medical examination, the civil surgeon will complete Form I-693, which is a report of medical examination and vaccination record. You’ll need to include this form with your immigration application. You will receive a copy of the completed form for your records.

If the civil surgeon identifies any medical issues that require treatment, you’ll need to complete the treatment before the USCIS will approve your immigration application. The civil surgeon may also recommend additional testing or evaluation if necessary.

Why Choose Nao Medical?

Nao Medical is committed to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare for communities, especially in lower-income areas. We offer a wide range of services, including USCIS medical examinations, STD testing, mental health services, and more. Our staff is compassionate, caring, and dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.

With our tech-focused approach, you can access all your health records through our platform, and our telemedicine and after-hours services make it easy to get care when and how you need it.


What documents do I need to bring for the USCIS medical examination?

You’ll need to bring a government-issued identification (such as a passport or driver’s license), a complete medical history, and vaccination records. You can find a complete list of required documents on the USCIS website.

How long does the USCIS medical examination take?

The length of the examination can vary depending on the individual’s medical history and any necessary tests. However, most examinations take approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

What happens if I test positive for a communicable disease?

If you test positive for a communicable disease, such as tuberculosis, the civil surgeon will advise you on the necessary treatment options. You will need to complete the treatment before the USCIS will approve your immigration application.

Do I need to fast before the medical examination?

No, you do not need to fast before the medical examination. However, it is recommended that you avoid heavy meals or alcohol before the examination.


The USCIS medical examination is an important step in the US immigration process, and it’s essential to be fully prepared for the examination. At Nao Medical, we’re here to provide the care and support you need to complete the examination and move forward with your immigration application. Contact us today to schedule your USCIS medical examination.

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