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Change in TB Test for Green Card Applicants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated instructions regarding medical screening for tuberculosis (TB) for applicants for permanent residency. These new instructions replace the tuberculin skin test (TST) as the first TB screening method with a TB blood test, called an interferon-gamma release assay or IGRA. A TST test will no […]

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USCIS Updates Medical Exam Procedures

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it would be updating the policy regarding the time period during which a Form I-693 submitted in support of a related immigration benefits application is considered valid. This update supersedes any previous guidance on this topic.  USCIS uses Form I-693 to determine whether or not […]

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A Detailed Guide: What to Expect at Your Green Card Medical Exam

In order to apply for a U.S. green card (lawful permanent resident status), you must undergo a medical examination. The purpose behind the examination is to ensure that you are not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds. However, you cannot simply undergo a medical examination with your regular doctor. Instead, a civil […]

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The Medical Exam for U.S. Green Cards

Any applicant for U.S. permanent residency or fiancé visa will include a medical exam by a doctor approved by the U.S. consulate or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The doctor conducting the exam must be on the government’s list of approved doctors. Therefore, your personal doctor cannot do the exam for you unless he […]

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