Immigration Exams Specialist

Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Charlotte, NC

Emigrating to the United States is a momentous life decision, and the legal process to make this goal a reality consumes time and energy. One of the United States government’s requirements is an immigration exam performed by an officially designated practitioner. If you’re currently in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and need this type of examination, call Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care or make an appointment online with Dr. Sylvia Okoye or Dr. Joseph Okoye.

Immigration Exams Q & A

Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care

What are immigration exams?

Immigration exams are medical evaluations required by the US federal government for all candidates for permanent US residency.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services division of Homeland Security designates qualified test physicians and approves or denies your application. Dr. Okoye is a designated physician for this type of exam.

What do immigration exams check?

Immigration exams comprise a physical evaluation and comprehensive review of your medical history. The requirements vary depending on the nation you’re emigrating from as well as your age and other factors. This official test and review involve the following:

  • Proof you’ve received all the standard vaccinations required for US residents
  • A review of your past and present physical illnesses, especially communicable diseases
  • A mental health assessment

Can my primary care provider perform immigration exams?

Only physicians certified as Civil Surgeons are authorized to perform immigration exams. Dr. Sylvia Okoye and Dr. Joseph Okoye are both Civil Surgeons who are qualified to perform the immigration medical exam and complete its corresponding paperwork: The Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record — Form I-693.

How long do immigration exam results take?

The time it takes to receive your immigration exam results depends on your circumstances, with your country of origin and medical history being the main factors. Your doctor must also review your healthcare records and proof of vaccinations.

Possible extra steps for this exam include additional vaccinations, a syphilis exam if you’re aged 15 or older, and a tuberculosis check (chest X-rays or the tuberculin skin test for everyone over the age of two).

Meeting all the medical requirements listed on your immigration application is crucial to successfully process your application promptly. If you and your family are currently in Charlotte, North Carolina, call Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care to receive the required testing and documentation.