Congress enacted legislation that every immigrant entering the United States, or every individual seeking adjustment of status to that of a legal permanent resident, show proof that he or she was vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases. Current law requires vaccinations to prevent the following diseases:
- Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices
The medical examination must be conducted by a civil surgeon who has been designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Only a civil surgeon is authorized to complete the vaccination assessment on the Form I-693. The civil surgeon will review your vaccination records at the time of your medical examination to see whether you have proof of earlier vaccinations against vaccine-preventable diseases that are appropriate for your age category. It is important that you take any written vaccination documentation you may have to the civil surgeon when you have your immigration medical examination. If you lack any vaccinations required for your age category, the civil surgeon will administer the vaccines as needed. Form I-693 is the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Screening is also required for Syphilis and Tuberculosis. Contact us for immigration exams today.