Civil Surgeon Needed in the Asheville area

October 2, 2018

Immigrants to the US seeking to legalize their residence status are required to have a physical examination and laboratory work, including tuberculosis testing and vaccination certification, conducted by a Civil Surgeon. Presently the closest office providing these services is in Greenville, SC. This presents difficulties in arranging and paying for transportation, as well as travel through areas known to engage in profiling travelers. Immigrants may be detained for investigation by ICE agents and possible subsequent deportation.

The requirements for becoming a Civil Surgeon are documented at this website:

Reasonable fees may be charged for the examination, laboratory testing and follow-up, typically in the $250-300 range.

If you're interested, or would like more information please contact:

Shirley Tenbrunsel

Steering Committee, Stronger Together Western North Carolina


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