Immigration medical exams are required for some people who are seeking a change in their U.S. immigration status. In fact, when immigration medical exams are required, they must be performed either by:
- A civil surgeon who has been appointed by USCIS if the exam will be occurring within U.S. borders
- A panel physician designated by the Department of State if the immigration medical exam will be taking place outside of the U.S.
In this blog series, we will highlight some of the most important things to know about immigration medical exams. For additional help with your immigration case or issues, don’t hesitate to contact the trusted Los Angeles immigration attorneys at the Hanlon Law Group.
Why Immigration Medical Exams May Be Required
The fundamental reason that immigration medical exams may be required for some people is to ensure that:
- Foreign nationals meet the health standards for entering the U.S.
- The current population of the U.S. is protected.
Specifically, the following four factors can make applicants who have undergone immigration medical exams inadmissible for entrance into the U.S.:
- Having a communicable disease of “public health significance”
- Failing to prove to USCIS that an applicant has had the necessary vaccinations
- Having a physical or mental health issue that is linked to harmful or dangerous behavior
- Having a drug and/or alcohol addiction problem.
As of 1996, all people applying for immigrant visas and adjustment of their immigration status must prove that they’ve been vaccinated and that they have passed immigration medical exams.
For our continued discussion regarding immigration medical exams, be sure to check out the second and third parts of this blog that will be posted soon!
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