A guide to locating & FAQ regarding designated Civil Surgeons
applicants for adjustment of status are required to have a medical
examination. The medical examination must be conducted by a civil
surgeon who has been designated by the Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration Services. Medical examinations are needed for adjustment of
status cases (Form I-485) and requests for V nonimmigrant status (Form
I-539). If you are applying for a visa outside of the United States,
you should review our Medical Examination page below.
Finding A Designated Civil Surgeon in Your Area
For the most current list of civil surgeons in your area, please check our Civil Surgeons Locator.
Or, you may call the National Customer Service Center at 1 (800)
375-5283. After you have selected English or Spanish as your language
of choice for the message, choose #2 for medical examinations from the
list of six automated options. You will be asked to key in your zip
code to help determine the list of designated civil surgeons close to
you. Have pencil and paper ready to record the names of the civil