Civil Surgeon Immigration Medicine

A Civil Surgeon is a doctor, selected by the USCIS to conduct medical examinations of aliens in the United States who are applying for adjustment of status to permanent residence, or who are required by the USCIS to have a medical examination. Civil surgeons are not synonymous with panel physicians.

—U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services


Part of the process of receiving a Green Card or even applying for one is by undergoing a medical examination by a physician authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Green Card is considered an adjustment of status toward being granted lawful permanent registration status without having to return to country of origin, a preliminary step in the process to become a U.S. citizen. Military doctors are also authorized to perform these exams at U.S. military treatment facilities.


—We are thoroughly qualified and authorized by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S.) as civil surgeons who can do medical exams of Green Card applicants and immunize, prescribe and do blood work for them.—


The medical examination is critical to the process to make sure the person applying for permanent residence will not be a detriment to public health and does not pose a health risk to U.S. citizens.


—Please contact us at the Salerno Medical Associates, as an authorized USCIS civil surgeon, to arrange for your medical examination. The examination should be done prior to your visa interview. —


The required elements of the  medical examination include:

? a review of the medical history of the applicant

? physical examination

? chest X-ray

? blood tests


What is included in the physical examination?

The minimal requirements of the medical physical exam include examination of: abdomen, eyes, ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs. lymph nodes, skin, extremities and external genitalia.

* Upon completion of the medical exam the results will be made available to the applicant and subsequently for the visa interview. Medical examinations performed by non-authorized physicians will not be accepted. 


We, in accordance with USCIS procedure and regulations, ask that you bring the following material to your medical examination:

? Vaccination and immunization records

? Previous chest x-rays

? Copies of medical history records

? Your passport, identity card, laissez-passer, or travel document


Note: We also specialize in travel medicine, a branch that specializes in diseases, ailments and injuries that may be acquired during travel and how to be protected from them. Obviously, this also applies to people from other countries seeking Green Cards in the United States. Since one of our responsibilities as practitioners of Civil Surgeon Immigration Medicine is to protect the public from health risks emanating from other countries, the expertise and experience of Salerno Medical Associates in travel medicine is a plus.


Call us at (973)672-8573 or make an appointment online.