You have an
appointment for immigration medical examination next week, for my I-485
application of status adjustment. What is the purpose of the exam? and
how to submit the exam result to USCIS?
requires most applicants seeking to adjust to lawful permanent resident
status to submit the results of a medical examination by a designated
civil surgeon on Form I-693, which indicates whether an applicant is or
is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.
medical examination is a general requirement for an alien immigrant.
The main purpose of the immigration medical examination is to make sure
that the alien immigrant is admissible for not having a significant
physical diseases or mental disorder of public health. For example, the
tuberculosis can be a problem for immigration examination, which could
be communicable or not be cured for a short time. The doctor may also
ask you some questions, take a chest X-ray, and draw blood.
the examination, the doctor should fill Form I-693 - Report of Medical
Examination and Vaccination Record, to document the results of your
medical exam. The doctor should sign the Form I-693, and seal the form
in an envelope. You must submit the sealed envelope to USCIS, together
with your other I-485 application documents.
ensure the results of the medical examination are still valid at the
time USCIS adjudicates the associated benefit application, applicants
should schedule the medical examination as close as possible to the
time they file for adjustment of status, respond to a Request for
Evidence, or attend an interview. However, applicants should also
provide sufficient time for the performance of laboratory testing or
additional testing required under CDC's Technical Instructions.