When an immigrant applies for a green card with the intention of becoming a permanent United States resident, they are required to take an immigration medical exam. This process was created to ensure the safety of the public and eliminate the grounds for inadmissibility. The individual will become inadmissible to the country if specific diseases are detected. The medical examination for individuals from other countries, the medical grounds constituting inadmissibility, and the required vaccinations were created for the protection of the United States population.
The immigration medical exam, their vaccination record, and the examination report resulting from the exam provides information required by the USCIS or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This information is used for the determination of whether the individual has met the standards of health necessary for admissibility.
For a immigration medical exam, Dr. Carlos Rish, our experienced civil surgeon at Centro Médico Latino, will make certain the immigrant has received all vaccinations required. The Immigration and Nationality Act requires specific vaccines. The CDC or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines which vaccines are necessary to protect the health of the public. These vaccines must be received by the immigrant before they will be admitted into the United States as a permanent resident.
Specific questions will be asked during the appointment. It is important for the individual to be open and honest during this meeting. You are also more than welcome to ask whatever questions you may have. Of course, another step is a physical examination.
When you come to our office for your immigration medical exam, you are expected to bring the following:
- Vaccination records
- Passport or government-issued photo ID
- Work permit/employment authorization document
Dr. Carlos Rish at Centro Médico Latino has over 30 years of experience, making him the go-to physician in the area for immigration medical examinations. He would be more than happy to walk you through every step of the process. Contact us today to book an appointment at one of our offices in Charlotte or Monroe. We look forward to speaking with you!