Immigration Physical Specialist


Geriatrics & Internal Medicine located in Boynton Beach, FL

An immigration physical is essential to completing the immigration process. At Seacrest Medical Group in Boynton Beach, Florida, board-certified physician Jean Etienne, MD, and his team provide timely and convenient immigration physicals to adults of all ages. The staff is multilingual and provides same-day appointments. To schedule your visit, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Immigration Physical Q & A

What is an immigration physical?

To become a permanent United States resident, a physical exam is a requirement of the immigration process. The purpose of an immigration physical is to identify any medical reasons for inadmissibility. The immigration physical is used to protect the U.S. population from significant public health hazards. 

Grounds for inadmissibility include:

  • Drug use or addiction
  • Significant communicable diseases
  • Failure to present vaccination records

People with a past of physical or mental disorders that trigger harmful behaviors are considered inadmissible. You might also be considered inadmissible if you suffer from a condition that requires extensive medical treatment or institutionalization. 

What evaluations are included in an immigration physical?

Although the immigration physical is a major part of the immigration process, the evaluation itself is quick and simple. Your immigration physical begins with a physical exam that includes an evaluation of your eyes, ears, air passages, heart, lungs, and abdomen. 

The next step is a blood test to test for communicable diseases like tuberculosis and syphilis. The team then performs a mental exam to determine the status of your mental health. 

The physical also includes an evaluation of your medical records. To be admitted as a permanent resident, you must have the following vaccinations:

  • MMR (mumps, measles, rubella)
  • Polio
  • Tetanus 
  • Pertussis
  • Haemophilius influenza type B
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis A
  • Meningococcal

If you’ve received these vaccinations, be sure to bring your records with you to your appointment. If you haven’t received one or more of these vaccines, the team at Seacrest Medical Group provides you with the necessary vaccinations and updates your medical records. 

What should I expect during an immigration physical appointment?

During your appointment, the team performs your physical and mental exams and takes a sample of your blood to run your blood tests. The team at Seacrest Medical Group performs all of your lab work in-office to provide you with the most timely results. You and your doctor also discuss your medical history and vaccination records. 

After the results of your blood work come in, your doctor completes Form I-693 and seals it for you to submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as part of your immigration application. 

To schedule your immigration physical, call Seacrest Medical Group or book an appointment online today.