+1-800-997-1228
Questions & Answers

Will I be denied entry if I have received treatment for syphilis?

I have been diagnosed with syphilis. I just obtained my EB-5 green card. Could l be denied entry in the U.S. as a permanent resident because of this?

Answers

  • Avatar

    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    While it appears you have obtained the green card that allows you to enter the U.S., it is advisable that you treat your new infection as soon as possible. As an infectious disease, which is easily treatable, there is a possibility your entry may be in jeopardy if left untreated.

  • Avatar

    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Ordinarily this disease is not a ground for inadmissibility provided it is being treated and therefore you are not contagious.

  • Avatar

    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You will need to present your visa at the port of entry. If this is your first entry, CBP may need to assure themselves that you are not contagious and require follow-up medical report.

  • Avatar

    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you have an EB-5 green card, you have already been admitted and inspected at the U.S. border and processed as CPR. You should not be denied entry at the U.S. border.

  • Avatar

    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you were issued an immigrant visa then the doctor cleared you.

  • Avatar

    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    I don't know if it is on the list of diseases they check for, but you should be cautious and get it cured before you need to go for your medical exam.

  • Avatar

    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you already have your green card, you will not be denied entry.

  • Avatar

    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you have already been issued your immigrant visa, which meant you took a medical test, you should not be denied entry into the U.S. as a permanent resident.

  • Avatar

    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    I am sorry to hear that you need to deal with this just when you received your green card. Although it is a serious issue, it is not cause for panic, though. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a division of U.S. government whose mission is to protect America from health and safety threats, there is a provision that allows applicants undergoing treatment for syphilis to apply for a Class A waiver. Waivers will become unnecessary after completion of treatment, as the applicant will be classified as Class B for syphilis. If the applicant would like to pursue a waiver, an application for waiver of grounds of inadmissibility form (I-601 or I-602 for immigrants or refugees, respectively) must be completed. These waivers are submitted to USCIS on an individual basis. The CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) also reviews the waivers and supporting medical examination to provide an opinion regarding the case to the requesting entity (Department of State or DHS, USCIS). DGMQ's review of the waiver and supporting medical examination documentation is to ensure that the applicant has been classified properly and that an appropriate U.S. health care provider is identified for the applicant. DHS and USCIS have the final authority to adjudicate the waiver request. All medical documentation, including any laboratory reports, must be included with the required DS forms. Information recorded on the DS forms should be in English and typed. Applicants with Class A syphilis should be reported to the U.S. embassy upon detection by sending all required medical documentation by courier or other secure means. I hope this helps!

  • Avatar

    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you have already received your green card you won't be denied entry into the U.S. for health conditions.

Add your comment

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment.