Our Civil Surgeons are USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) trained and available by appointment for your Immigration Examination. Please view our civil surgeon locator to find a provider near you.
QUALIFIED CIVIL SURGEONS
A Civil Surgeon is a medical doctor who the USCIS has approved to conduct medical examinations for applicants seeking an immigration status change (including seeking a Green Card or lawful permanent resident status via Naturalization) while in the United States.
To qualify for the Civil Surgeon designation, a physician must be a licensed M.D. or D.O. in the state where they practice and have completed at least four years of professional experience after medical residency training.
CIVIL SURGEON RESPONSIBILITIES
Civil surgeons must perform the Immigration Medical Exam according to the Technical Instructions set forth by the USCIS. A Civil Surgeon’s 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 applicant’s medical history, blood tests & medical records available
- A review of any conditions or diseases that may qualify as Class A (disqualifying) or B (non-disqualifying) condition
- A physical examination & behavioral assessment