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Immigration Medical Examination Specialist

Wake Family Medicine

Primary Care Physicians & Family Medicine Physicians located in Cary, NC

If you’re applying for United States citizenship or permanent residency, you’re required to have a physical exam by a doctor who has been approved by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). At Wake Family Medicine in Cary, North Carolina, Mrinalini Kodumagulla, MD, is a USCIS-certified doctor who can provide an immigration medical examination for you and your family. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an exam today.

Immigration Medical Exam Q&A

USCIS SEALWhat is an immigration medical examination?

At Wake Family Medicine, Dr. Kodumagulla is certified to perform your immigration medical examination, which is required for you to receive your Permanent Resident Card, which is commonly called a green card, or outright US citizenship. The practice offers exams for the whole family. 


Your exam requires a minimum of two visits that are spaced out over a week’s time. Your first visit involves a review of your vaccination and medical history. Dr. Kodumagulla also checks your mental health with an assessment and your physical health with an exam and tests that require lab work.


Your physical exam assesses a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Measles
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Rubella
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

At your second appointment, your practitioner reviews your lab results with you and brings you up-to-date on the vaccinations required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Kodumagulla also completes your application. 


How can I prepare for my immigration medical examination? 

Before you arrive at Wake Family Medicine, download and fill out the I-693 application, also known as the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, from the USCIS website. But don’t sign your form until you’re with Dr. Kodumagulla at your appointment.


Other documents to bring include:

  • A government-issued driver’s license or passport
  • A copy of any prior immunization/vaccinations records
  • Records of prior diagnostic tests
  • Mental health records


Once you complete your physical exams, which include required tests and vaccinations, Dr. Kodumagulla fills out his portion of your application and places the original documents in a sealed envelope for the USCIS. Do not open up that envelope. You also receive a copy of your completed application.

What happens once I complete my immigration medical examination?

When your exams have been completed, Dr. Kodumagulla certifies the completed I-693 form with your immigration medical examination test results and record of current vaccines. 

You need to present your completed application and exam records in that still-sealed envelope to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and USCIS. Keep the other copy for your personal records.

Can my immigration medical examination stop me from becoming a US citizen?

To receive your admission as a US citizen or permanent resident, you need to meet the health standards required by the USCIS. Possible health reasons for being denied include:

  • Lack of proof of required vaccinations
  • Mental disorder that causes harmful behavior
  • Infectious disease
  • Alcohol or drug abuse

To schedule your immigration medical examination for you or your family, call Wake Family Medicine or book an appointment online today.