Immigration and Citizenship Physicals
Most immigrants are required to have a physical exam when applying for residency, citizenship or adjustment of status. The exam must be conducted by a physician designated as a Civil Surgeon by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Dr. Gohar Khan is an officially appointed Civil Surgeon to conduct immigration physicals and approved by Homeland Security.
The purpose of the medical exam is to determine if the applicant has any health conditions that need attention, or deem the applicant inadmissible. Medical conditions classified as *Class A are not admissible to the U.S. Reasons for inadmissibility would include communicable diseases that are a public health threat, lack of required immunizations, drug abusers or drug addicts, and physical or mental disorders that could lead to harmful behavior.
You should make an appointment with Dr. Gohar Khan as quickly as possible in order to expedite your application file processing. Complete form I-693 Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status and bring it with you, along with proof of immunizations, to your appointment with Dr. Khan. She will advise if additional immunizations are required. She will conduct a thorough examination, which will include a blood test and testing for tuberculosis.
At the completion of your physical examination, Dr. Khan will provide you with the documentation required to complete your adjustment of status.
*Class A medical conditions, as defined by INA 212 (A)((1)) are inadmissible conditions – these include active TB, active syphilis, physical or mental disorder with associated harmful behavior, and drug abuse or addiction.