Immigration Physicals Specialist

Adebola Oyekoya, MD -  - Family Physician

Guardian Physicians

Adebola Oyekoya, MD

Family Physician located in Marietta, GA & Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA

Are you in the exciting process of becoming a legal permanent United States resident? If so, check your immigration physical off your to-do list at Guardian Physicians, located in Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Georgia. Adebola Oyekoya, MD, is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) authorized provider. To fit your busy schedule, she offers immediate visits and same-day appointments for immigration physicals. Schedule your visit today at Guardian Physicians over the phone or via the online booking tool.

Immigration Physicals Q & A

What are immigration physicals?

Immigration physicals are physical exams that adults and children must undergo after they apply for a United States Green Card or permanent residency.

During your immigration physical, Dr. Oyekoya makes sure that you and/or your children are fit to enter the United States. 

Who needs an immigration exam?

In most cases, anyone applying for permanent legal residency in the United States needs to schedule an immigration exam. 

Undergoing an immigration physical with a USCIS authorized provider like Dr. Oyekoya at Guardian Physicians is the only way you can complete your Form I-693, also known as the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Dr. Oyekoya

Form I-693 is an official United States government document that establishes that your entry into the country won’t threaten public health. You can find this form on the government’s Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

What happens during immigration physicals?

During immigration physicals, Dr. Oyekoya performs a physical exam, then tests you and/or your children for communicable diseases, such as syphilis and tuberculosis. After taking a tuberculosis test, you need to return to Guardian Physicians to get the results, which usually takes 2-3 days to process. 

The only people that don’t have to take a tuberculosis test are children under the age of two.

After these tests, Dr. Oyekoya examines your chart to see if you need any vaccinations. If you do, she vaccinates you at this time. Typical vaccinations Dr. Oyekoya looks for include:

  • 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

At the end of your visit, Dr. Oyekoya fills out her portion of Form I-693 and hands it to you in a sealed envelope. Do not open this envelope before you send it to USCIS. If you tamper with it in any way, the USCIS won’t accept it. 

If you’d like a copy for your records, request a copy of the form before Dr. Oyekoya seals it.

What should you bring to an immigration physical?

To make sure your immigration physical goes smoothly, bring the following items to your appointment: 

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

Common acceptable forms of identification include: 

  • A birth certificate with an English translation
  • A valid passport
  • A driver’s license

For those 14 years old or younger, their identification needs to include their name, date of birth, place of birth, and parents’ full names.

To take the next step in your road towards legal United States residency, schedule your immigration physical at Guardian Physicians today. To contact the practice, fill out the online booking tool, or call the office.

We are now offering virtual appointments. To book a virtual visit, please schedule here