Our civil surgeons are United States Citizenship and Immigration Services trained and are available by appointment for your third and final examination. Please view our civil surgeon locator to find a provider near you.


A civil surgeon is a medical doctor who has been designated by the USCIS to conduct medical examinations for applicants seeking lawful permanent resident status while in the U.S. In order to qualify for civil surgeon designation, an individual must be a currently licensed M.D. or D.O. in the state in which he or she practices and have at least four years of professional experience outside of a residency.


Civil surgeons must perform the immigration medical exam according to the Technical Instructions set forth by the CDC. In general, the civil surgeon’s main responsibility is to examine the patient and accurately complete the most current version of Form I-693.

Additional responsibilities during the medical exam include:

  • A review of the applicants medical history
  • A review of any other records available to the physician
  • A review of any conditions or disease that may qualify as Class A or B conditions
  • A physical examination, including an evaluation of all diagnostic tests and mental status