Immigration Physical

If you’re in the midst of your immigration process, you need an official immigration physical to comply with the requirements. At Virginia Family Medicine, with three convenient locations in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia, Kavian Milani, MD, offers immigration physicals. Dr. Milani is a designated civil surgeon for Homeland Security and is certified to perform these evaluations. Call Virginia Family Medicine or book your immigration physical appointment online today.

Immigration Physical Q & A

What Happens During an Immigration Physical?

An immigration physical is different from annual exams and other general checkups. Dr. Milani begins by checking your height, weight, and blood pressure. He listens to your heart and lungs and looks into your eyes, ears, nose, and throat but the focus of the exam is to qualify you for immigration purposes.  

Health screenings for illnesses like tuberculosis, syphilis, and gonorrhea are required. He screens for infectious diseases as well as physical and mental diseases categorized as inadmissible by the United States government. If you need any vaccines, Dr. Milani will also provide the immunizations you need to be compliant with immigration requirements. 

At the end of your immigration physical, Dr. Milani completes the appropriate paperwork with proper signatures and seals. The results of your physical are valid for one year.

What Vaccinations Do I Need as Part of an Immigration Physical?

The U.S. government wants to protect its citizens from infectious diseases. Vaccines are critical to preventing the spread of disease. To be eligible for long-term visas and residency, you need to provide medical records showing you’ve been vaccinated against the following list of conditions and illnesses. 

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria 
  • Varicella
  • Current influenza and influenza type B

If you don’t have records of your immunizations, there are blood tests available to check for the required antibodies. Virginia Family Medicine can provide any necessary vaccinations. 

What Should I Bring to an Immigration Physical?

You need to bring identification and a variety of other documents to your immigration physical. To complete your immigration physical and the accompanying paperwork, Dr. Milani needs to see:

  • Passport
  • Vaccination records
  • Appropriate forms
  • Reports regarding any learning disabilities 
  • List of current medical conditions and medications
  • Certificate from your former doctor for any prior positive tuberculosis tests
  • Certificates for any psychiatric or medical problem that has caused violent behavior or hospitalization

Your immigration application and supporting documents should provide a definitive list. If you have questions about what information you need to bring, call Virginia Family Medicine before your appointment. 

Schedule your immigration physical by calling Virginia Family Medicine or booking online today.