Immigration Physical Specialist

Henry Kaw, M.D.: The Retreat Medical Spa

Henry Kaw, M.D.

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Fullerton, CA

If you’re working on becoming a permanent legal resident of the US, you need to complete an immigration physical. For a fast turnaround time, book your immigration physical at The Medical Retreat Spa: Henry Kaw, MD, located in Fullerton, California. Dr. Kaw is knowledgeable and experienced, and he offers competitive prices with no hidden costs. Dr. Kaw services numerous cities in Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area. To book an appointment with his multilingual staff, call or use the online booking tool today.

Immigration Physical Q & A

What is an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is an examination that you must take after you apply for your United States Green Card. The goal of an immigration physical is to make sure that you’re healthy enough to enter the US without endangering public health.

Both adults and children must undergo an immigration physical before the government will approve their Green Card application.

What happens during an immigration physical?

During an immigration physical, Dr. Kaw performs a comprehensive physical exam, conducts a number of screenings and tests, and goes over your medical history. 

US law also requires that Dr. Kaw test you for communicable diseases, such as:


  • Tuberculosis 
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hansen’s disease (leprosy)


If he finds that you have any of these diseases, you may have more trouble entering the country.

Part of your medical history includes your immunization records, which you should bring to your appointment. Dr. Kaw reviews these during your meeting. If you aren’t up to date on any of the following, he immunizes you in-office:


  • Diphtheria (DT)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Tetanus (Td)
  • Polio (OPV or IPV)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal influenza
  • Rotavirus 
  • Meningococcal disease


Once your examination is complete, and he has received all of your lab test results, Dr. Kaw completes your Form I-693, also known as the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. 

Once Dr. Kaw hands you the completed form, send it to the Department of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The form will be in a sealed envelope. Do not open it or attempt to tamper with it in any way, or your results will become invalid.

If you’d like a copy of the completed Form I-693 for yourself, request one before Dr. Kaw completes your immigration physical.

What do I need to bring to my immigration physical?

For a successful immigration, physical, remember to bring:


  • Form I-693
  • A government-issued photo identification
  • Immunization or vaccination record
  • Medical insurance card
  • Payment for your visit


Note that acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, a passport, or a birth certificate with an English translation. 

If you’re under the age of 14, any ID that you bring in must mention your full name, your parents’ full names, your birthday, and your place of birth.

If you or a loved one needs an immigration physical, book with Dr. Kaw. On average, it takes his office three days to complete and turn around your forms. To begin, call or use the online booking tool today.