Passport Health of Sarasota is pleased to announce that its Medical Director has been designated as a Civil Surgeon by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
With this designation, Passport Health of Sarasota can now perform Immigration Physicals for immigrants to the United States who are seeking to adjust their status to permanent residence (“green card applicants”).
Immigration Physicals are performed most days of the week. Passport Health of Sarasota has the ability to provide the required physical examination, tests for immune defenses and exposure Tuberculosis and other communicable disease of public health significance. Passport Health also is equipped to provide all vaccinations required by the USCIS.
The Immigration Physical is a two-step process. On the first visit; the immigrant must provide basic information and sign a required immigration form. If available, the immigrant has an opportunity to present his or her vaccine history. A physical examination and mental evaluation will be performed and the immigrant will be asked questions about his or her health and immunization status. Based on the results of the exam and the health and vaccine history, Passport Health of Sarasota may recommend testing for immune defenses. It will also perform necessary blood and skin tests.
The immigrant will return to Passport Health of Sarasota two days later for interpretation of any tests performed during the first visit. At that time, the immigrant will be advised of the need for any vaccines required by the USCIS. Passport Health of Sarasota carries a complete stock of vaccines and has the ability to administer vaccines the same day.
Upon completion of all requirements for the USCIS physical exam, the immigrant will be given the completed and signed I-693 immigration form. This form will be provided in a sealed envelope that must not be opened by the immigrant. The sealed envelope must be provided to the USCIS as part of the adjustment of status application.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at www.PassportHealthSarasota.com or call Passport Health of Sarasota at (941) 362-0304.