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Immigration Medical Exams: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 2)

Resuming Immigration Medical Exams: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 1), here, we will continue to discuss some critical info to know about this aspect of the immigration process.

While the first installment of this blog series focused on explaining why immigration medical exams may be required for some people, below, we will take a closer look at the review process associated with immigration medical exams.

Immigration Medical Exams: The Review Process

Determining whether people have Class A or B conditions is a key part of the review process for immigration medical exams.

Determining whether people have Class A or B conditions is a key part of the review process for immigration medical exams.

Before immigration medical exams take place, officials at USCIS will usually first review all of the medical documentation and vaccination records provided by a person to determine whether the applicant:

  • Has a Class A condition – According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Class A medical conditions include certain serious communicable diseases, current (or past) mental or physical disorders that are associated with harmful behavior, and addiction issues (including drug addiction and alcoholism).
  • Has a Class B condition – According to DHHS, this class of conditions includes any impairment, abnormality or disease that can cause a person “a substantial departure from normal wellbeing.” In particular, this can include health issues that interfere with people’s ability to care for themselves and/or that may require extensive care or institutionalization in the future.
  • Has complied with all applicable vaccination requirements.

If, after reviewing medical documentation, USCIS requires people to undergo immigration medical exams, then these exams must be conducted by the appropriate medical professional, which includes:

  • A civil surgeon; or
  • A panel physician.

For some additional important info to know about immigration medical exams, be sure to check out the conclusion to this blog series that will be published soon!

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By |2017-12-19T18:01:30+00:00December 20th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Immigration Medical Exams: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 2)

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