A medical exam is required for all immigrant visas, some non-immigrant visas, for refugees, and adjustment of status applicants. Immigration physicals are similar to routine physicals. The purpose of an immigration physical is to ensure that the patient has no health concerns that would require attention before immigrating.
The examination usually consists of:
- A physical xxamination
- A tuberculin (TB) skin test (Required for all persons 2 years and older)
- A blood test for HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) – adults only
- A blood test for syphilis (RPR) – adults only
- Immunizations (Dependent on age and medical history)