Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Physicals

As you begin your application process to live in the United States on a full-time basis, you will need to submit to an immigration physical performed by a USCIS physician. We understand that many patients may have questions regarding the physical. AFC Urgent Care Southcenter is happy to go over some of the most frequently asked questions regarding immigration physicals, the process and what you will need to bring with you to your visit.

Do I need to make an appointment for an immigration physical?

Yes. Your immigration physical will require at least two appointments at our urgent care center.

What happens during the immigration physical?

The immigration physical is a thorough examination that goes thoroughly through your current medical status and past medical history, including:

  • A physical exam and mental health evaluation
  • A review of your medical history, past mental health treatment and vaccination records
  • A review of past chest x-rays and review of treatment for tuberculosis if applicable
  • Drug testing, TB testing and gonorrhea testing

Do I need to undergo an immigration physical?

Yes. Any individual applying for permanent residency, green card or citizenship will be required to have a specialized immigration physical on record including up-to-date vaccinations and testing.

What vaccinations will I need to have or update prior to or during my immigration physical?

You will need to bring proof that you have been immunized against the following diseases. If you have not had the vaccinations, you will need to receive them as part of your physical:

  • Mumps, measles and rubella (MMR)
  • Influenza (if applying between October and April, an updated shot will be administered)
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia

How long will I need to wait between immigration physical appointments? 

You will need to wait at least ten days between appointments to allow bloodwork to be finalized in our on-site laboratory.

Immigration Physicals for Patients in Southcenter, Kent, Tukwila, Renton & SeaTac, WA

If you are applying for residency in the United States including green card, permanent residency or citizenship, call AFC Urgent Care Southcenter today to set up an appointment for an immigration physical. This physical is an important and required portion of your application. Please note that all immunization records must be translated into English prior to your appointment. For questions regarding your immigration physical or to arrange an appointment, please call 425-970-8117.