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Immigration Physicals Specialist

Vinu Ganti, MD

Internists located in Germantown, MD

If you are trying to obtain United States citizenship, or simply need a visa, you’ll need to pass an immigration physical. Vinu Ganti, MD, is a highly skilled and compassionate physician who provides quick and easy immigration physicals for his patients in Germantown, Maryland. To get started with your immigration physical today, call the office or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.

Immigration Physicals Q&A

What is an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is an examination of your physical health to determine your eligibility for citizenship. The government requires immigration physicals to make sure that you’re not carrying any diseases that might be harmful to the safety and health of the public. 

Dr. Ganti has years of experience in administering immigration physicals. He makes sure that your exam is quick, easy, and stress-free. He can provide you with guidance and advice in filling out the necessary paperwork. 

What do I need to do in preparation for my immigration physical?

When you visit Vinu Ganti, MD, for your immigration physical, be sure to bring the following items with you: 


In order to begin your exam, you need to have a government-issued photo ID, like a driver’s license or passport.

If the immigration physical is for a child who is younger than 14 and doesn’t have a passport or driver’s license, you’ll need to provide an alternative form of official identification that clearly states their legal name, their parents’ legal names, and their date and place of birth. Examples of alternate identification for younger children include birth certificates or affidavits.

Immunization or vaccination record

In order to pass the immigration physical, you need to be up-to-date on all of your immunizations and vaccinations, including those for: 

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A, and hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal disease

If you’re not current on any of these vaccines, let Dr. Ganti know, and he can schedule an appointment to administer your vaccine.

Form I-693 USCIS

The ultimate purpose of your immigration physical is to fill out and submit Form I-693 USCIS. Bring a copy of the form with you to the office or speak with one of the friendly team members at Dr. Ganti’s office beforehand to see if they have a copy that you can use. 

If you plan on printing out the form or simply want to familiarize yourself with it, you can find it on the United States Customs and Immigration Services website. 

What actually happens at my appointment?

Just like a regular physical exam, Dr. Ganti performs a thorough inspection of your body to ensure that it’s free of infection or signs of disease. Depending on your age, he might also take blood work and ask for a urine sample.

Your results are ready soon after your exam, and Dr. Ganti can help ensure that you send the paperwork to all appropriate parties.

Schedule your immigration physical today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.