Term Citizenship and Immigration Medical Examinations
Code LF-7100.1400
Definition Medical examinations conducted by Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) designated civil surgeons of all individuals seeking entry into or residency in the United States. Included are a general physical examination, a tuberculin skin test (for all persons age two and older), blood tests for HIV and syphilis, and routine immunizations such as chickenpox (varicella), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), and tetanus-diphtheria (Td). A pediatric examination of children age 14 and younger requires a physical examination, a TB skin test and a review and update of routine pediatric immunizations, but no blood tests.
Created 5/2/13
Changed 10/28/22
Use References BCIS Designated Civil Surgeons
BCIS Medical Examinations
CIS Designated Civil Surgeons
CIS Medical Examinations
INS Designated Civil Surgeons
INS Medical Examinations
USCIS Designated Civil Surgeons
USCIS Medical Examinations
See Also References CIS Immigration Status Verification Program (ND-1600.1000)
General Physical Examinations (LF-7100.2500)
Immigration/Naturalization Adjudication Offices (FT-3500)
Immigration/Naturalization Adjudication Services (FT-3550)
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services (FT-3600)
Referral to CIS Designated Civil Surgeons (LH-2600.6500-600)
State Health Programs for Immigrants (NS-8000.7900)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Citizenship/Immigration (CAN CI-150)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment (NPC E07)
Related Concepts Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
Immigrants/Refugees
International/Intercultural
Named Programs
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Named Programs
Comments U.S. definition addition to this term was originally drafted as similar concept LF-7100.2000 Federal Programs in the U.S. for Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health. LF-7100.2000 is now deleted since it is a duplicate concept of this term.
Bibliographic References "Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Examinations". NOTE: the original document is no longer available. The replacement, which has less information, is: "Immigration Medical Examinations", U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=95fc9c997f710110VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=95fc9c997f710110VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD

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