Immigration Medical Exam in Bronx - your ultimate destination

Green Card Health, carries the distinguished authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to carry out the immigration medical exam in Bronx. In order to serve all your immigration needs, we use our expertise with integrity and professionalism, making your path toward achieving a Green card smooth. ...Read More

Suppose you are an individual from outside the U.S. You are trying to get a permanent residency anywhere in the U.S.. Thus you must pass the Immigration Medical Exam, otherwise known as the Green Card Medical exam. Passing this ensures you can receive a Green Card for living in the United States without being disqualified for health issues. For people applying for the green card immigration exam in the Bronx, NYC, Green Card Health is open from Monday to Friday, 9 AM–5.30 PM. Below are all you need to know about the green card medical exam. Less

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What is the Green Card Medical Exam?

The green card medical exam or immigration physical exam in the Bronx, NYC is similar to a conventional medical check-up from a primary care physician in the U.S., but not quite the same as in your country. Form I-485 is the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Improve Status in the United States, which requires filling out form I-693 -immigration medical exam. This is taken by a certified civil surgeon who practices and treats U.S. citizens, issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

On your first visit to the green card medical exam in the Bronx, NYC, your audio-visual capabilities, nose, mouth, respiratory system, skin, heart, lymph nodes, blood pressure etc are checked. After a few days, you are to go for a second visit. By then, your blood test results should be out for infections or any kind of disease that might be harmful. The administrative paperwork is finalized on the second visit.

What to bring to the green card medical exam?

Since USCIS or green card medical exam or immigration physical exam in the Bronx, NYC is a legal procedure, you must bring your

  • Nationality proof –a valid photo I.D., for example, a passport or a driving license. People 14 years or younger need the name, date, and place of birth and parent’s full name; a birth certificate can be brought too.
  • Vaccinations and immunization records (D.T., DTP, Hib, DTaP, OPV, IPV, MMR, varicella, pneumococcal influenza, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rotavirus and meningococcal disease, and COVID-19)
  • Drugs that you use -prescribed or over-the-counter
  • Exam fees
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Medical history that shows any previous health issues, surgeries, etc.

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What to expect during the USCIS exam?

The USCIS doctor will review your medical history and vaccine records. He will ask questions about your health issues and coping mechanisms. Moreover, the list below will be considered depending on your age, location, etc.

  • Diseases that are communicable such as syphilis, tuberculosis, or cholera
  • Addiction to drugs, marijuana, etc
  • Physical disorders or mental disorders that may lead to cognitive distortions and harmful behaviors
  • Conditions that prevent you from moving by yourself, such as polio or any other neurological disease.

A Tuberculosis test is a must as the testing system in the USCIS exam is different from the one in most other countries. People with hearing or visual aids are required to bring these for the exam. Women who are menstruating are also eligible for the green card exam. Pregnant women might undergo a chest X-ray, or they can do so after giving birth. However, if you are applying from abroad, a chest x-ray is mandatory before entering the U.S. From October 1st, 2021, getting a vaccine for COVID-19 - two shots of Pfizer, two shots of Moderna, or one shot of Johnson and Johnson.

Next Steps

For your Adjustment of Status petition to the USCIS, the doctor will give you the completed Form I-693. This will be in a sealed envelope with the doctor’s official stamp, and you must submit it along with your permanent residency (P.R.) request documents. Be careful, as the seal must never be opened. You will get two more copies of this form, one for your immigration attorney, the other is for your personal records. The validity of your green card exam is one year, starting from the date it was completed.

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Immigration medical exam fees

Immigration medical exam costs vary from person to person depending on their health problems or the absence of it. It may also depend on the civil surgeon. However, the green card medical exam in Bronx, NYC, the average fee for the exam is $130.

In general, your cost for completing the entire exam process will vary depending many factors
here are the popular ones:

Have you previously completed the immigration physical exam but the form I-693 expired?
Even if your past I-693 is expired, you might be able to resuse some information from your previous exam.

What is your age group?
USCIS has different immunization requirements for different age group, this will affact your cost for the immigration phyical exam espically if you have missed immunization requirements or cannot provide an immunization record.

Do you have a complete immunization record?
Not being able to provide your immunization record does not mean you have to get all the vaccines from the start. Many vaccines can be determined from testing for additional antibodies in your blood (a blood test is mandortory for all USCIS Immigration medical exam). However, since the cost of the vaccines varies as the pharmaceutical market fluctuates, sometimes its just more economical, simpler and quicker to get the shot. In most situations there is no harm to get the same vacine twice, but we always recommend that you contact us or a qualified healthcare provider before getting any vaccination.

Do you have active health insurance?
The USCIS Immigration Medical Exam itself is almost never covered by your health insurance plan, but we can and is willing to works with your current family doctor (PCP) and insurance provider directly to try to find some saving opportunities, this is specially true for vaccinations. Just give us a call if you have any question or concern.

Are you in a hurry?
Generally, blood test is the most time consuming task in the entire process, some diagnostic items requires at least 48 hours to complete. Depending on your situation, we can offer a few alternatives to complete this task as effciently as possible.

Above are just the few reasons we recommend our clients to contact us over the phone prior to their visit, we have also partenerd with local and regional pharmacies and laboratories to offer some of the best savings available on your Immigration Medical Exam.

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Ages 18 and older


  • Fee includes medical interview, the newly required blood test for tuberculosis (TB), blood testing for syphilis, urine testing for gonorrhea, a chest x-ray if needed, and expedited completion of medical forms within 2 business days.
  • Vaccination records required if under 18 years old.
  • If 18 or older, vaccination records are useful but not required. Please note that any vaccinations administered by our office are at additional cost.

1 to 17 years old


  • Fee includes medical interview, review of medical history and vaccination records, and completion of medical forms.
  • Please note that we do not perform blood testing for patients under 15, so children aged 2-15 will need to go to their regular pediatrician to have the TB blood test performed, so that we can complete their forms.
  • Vaccination records required. Please note that any vaccinations administered by our office are at additional cost.

Refugees (all ages)


  • Vaccination records required if under 18 years old.
  • If 18 or older, vaccination records are useful but not required.
  • Fee includes expedited completion of medical forms within 2 business days.
  • Any vaccinations administered by our office are at additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are tested positive for communicable diseases, you have a chance to fail the exam. Also, lying about your illness or any mental or physical condition will lead you to disqualification.

No, your health insurance will not cover immigration medical exam expenses.

There will be a urinalysis where you will be tested for harmful drugs and failing this test will mean disqualification for a green card.

The text takes no more than two hours, minus exceptional cases. There is a two to three-day gap between the first and second visit. The second day is mostly for administrative purposes, accompanied by blood and urine test results, and it also takes less than two hours.

If you have gotten all the vaccines required to pass the exam, it is a plus. However, you may get tested for antibodies in your blood to fight diseases. In this case, you can get the immunization for several diseases later.

You can walk in anytime if you wish, and we are here to serve you. But do call us beforehand using this number: +1 (917) 634-9600. We are open Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5.30 PM.

You can reuse some of your test results in your new I-693 form.