If you intend to apply for a green card (adjustment of status) in the United States, you will probably need a medical examination. Any doctor in the state cannot conduct this examination. Instead, USCIS authorizes certain doctors (civil surgeons) who can perform the medical exam required for Green Card applicants.

A part of the procedure for getting a visa is an examination by a panel physician who is different from civil surgeons. They do immigration medical examinations performed outside the United States and its territories.

5 Doctors in Detroit approved by USCIS

Dr. Hilal D Elia, State Fair Clinic

950 East State Fair Road,
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 366-3700

Dr. Augustine Kole-James, Professional Medical Center East

3956 Mt. Elliott Street,
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 925-4540

Dr. Arvind S Patel, Jefferson Industrial Clinic

2141 East Jefferson Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 259-9075

Dr. Ali H Mahmood, AM Medical Center & Urgent Care

13031 Conant Street,
Detroit, MI 48212
(313) 893-5490

Dr. Augustine Kole-James, Professional Health Center

20901 West Seven Mile Road,
Detroit, MI 48219
(313) 532-2000

How to get prepared for the exam?

The medical exam for immigrants is fast and easy. The purpose of this examination is to ensure that you are healthy and will meet the requirements for adjusting your status. The exam includes:

  • Examination by a doctor who will ask you specific questions
  • A blood draw
  • X-rays of your chest

When visiting the doctor, you will have to bring certain things with you. This includes bringing Government-issued photo identification as a passport or a driving license if you are above 14 years old. Persons who are 14 years or younger should have an I.D. that contains important information about them, such as full name, date and place of birth, and one of the parents’ names. Alternatively, instead of these documents that will justify your identity, you can bring your birth certificate translated in English or an affidavit. Besides, you will have to bring Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Form I-693, that establishes that you are not inadmissible on public health grounds.

So based on the documents you have to bring, you can suppose that during the examination, a doctor will review your medical history and thoroughly examine you physically at the moment. You will be tested for infectious diseases that can include tuberculosis, syphilis, and gonorrhea.

Accordingly, the doctor will complete the Form I-693 that will be sealed and seal it in an envelop right after you it will be ready for you to submit it to USCIS. Therefore, it is advisable to ask for a copy of the filled form before the doctor seals the envelope so you can keep it for yourself. Remember, the USCIS can reject your application if it is evident that the envelope that ones was sealed has been opened later.

If you noticed any irregularities or you think that doctor’s behavior was inappropriate, you can report the problem to the state medical boards. In Michigan, there are two boards that you can contact for these concerns:

Michigan Board of Medicine
Contact Address
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Physical Address: Bureau of Health Professions
611 West Ottawa Street, 1st Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Fax: (517) 241-9416

Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Contact Address
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Physical Address: Bureau of Health Professions
611 West Ottawa Street, 1st Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 335-1001
Fax: (517) 373-2179

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