Immigration Exams Specialist

Magdalene Marfo, MD -  - Family Medicine Physician

Calvary Medical Clinic

Magdalene Marfo, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Charlotte, NC

To obtain a green card or United States citizenship, you must undergo a medical examination. Only doctors designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services can provide such exams. If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, come to USCIS-certified family medicine physician Dr. Magdalene Marfo of Calvary Medical Clinic. Call the office for your appointment or use the online booking tool.

Immigration Exams Q & A

What is involved in an immigration exam?

As part of the immigration screening, you’ll undergo a general physical exam.

Dr. Marfa reviews your blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and general physical appearance. She listens to your heart and breathing, as well as examine your eyes, ears, nose, throat, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and external genitalia.

She reviews your vaccination history. You also undergo a chest X-ray and blood test. If you have children younger than 15, they generally do not take the X-ray or blood test. The immigration exam also includes screening for tuberculosis, syphilis, and gonorrhea.

Dr. Marfa is certified to fill out all the results of the exam on the designated forms, including the I-693 form.

If you should need additional screenings, such as blood work, or vaccinations to pass the physical, these can be provided by Calvary Medical Clinic.

What should I bring to an immigration physical exam?

Bring your I-693 form with part 1 filled out, but do not sign part 2 until directed to do so by staff.

You’ll also need a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license. Dr. Marfo also needs a copy of your immunization records, in English, and payment.

What vaccinations are required?

If you’re lacking any of the following vaccinations, Dr. Marfa administers them:

  • Mumps
  • Meningococcal
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Varicella

What would make me fail the immigration physical exam?

You can still pass your physical if you have a cold or irregular heartbeat. Certain medical conditions do prevent you from being admitted into the United States on a green card. These include:

  • A communicable disease, such as active tuberculosis and infectious leprosy.
  • A physical or mental disorder or history of behavior that poses a threat to the safety of yourself or others
  • Addiction to or abuse of drugs

What happens after the physical exam?

Dr. Marfo gives you the completed Form I-693 in a sealed envelope, which you then submit to USCIS at your green card interview. The envelope is only accepted when sealed. Opening it nullifies your exam’s findings.