Civil Surgeon Program

Civil Surgeon Program

Each resettling refugee begins their journey toward US citizenship at the time of their arrival. Through our Global Health Program, newly arriving refugees are able to obtain their domestic health screening, receiving all age-appropriate immunizations, and receive primary care services. Our staff consists of individuals who are certified interpreters so we can work with the refugees to ensure accurate and complete documentation.  Twelve months after arrival, the arriving refugees can begin the process toward obtaining their green card. In order to take that step, they must see an individual deemed as a Civil Surgeon by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). To facilitate this process, we maintain physician faculty who have received this designation. Through our Civil Surgeon Program office, we can provide the examination and complete the required I-693.

Call (502) 852-6216 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm for more information or to schedule an appointment. Additional information can also be obtained by contacting our service account at intltrvl@louisville.edu.

What to bring:

  • Photo identification (passport, driver's license)
  • I-94 card (refugees, parolees, asylees)
  • Immunization records
  • Patients requiring interpretation for languages other than English or Spanish will need to bring their own interpreter. For refugees, this can often be arranged through a resettlement agency.