What does the US visa medical examination entail? You will need a medical examination if you are applying for a K1 Visa application or a K3 Visa. This is done before the interview and needs to be submitted with your application. These are the basics and they do change so check the latest from the US government website for any minor updates which they might have added.
US Visa Medical Examination
The medical examination is a required part of the application process for certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. This is needed by the application for a CR1 visa as well. Now you will note that the medical examination is conducted by a doctor designated by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The reason for this medical exam is to determine if the applicant has any medical conditions that would make them inadmissible to the United States. There are also blood tests that will need to completed as well as a check on the applicants vaccination status. Note that this is done before your visa interview.
What to have at the Medical Examination
You will need to have the following documents with you:
- You must have your visa interview appointment letter
- The passport you are going to use
- Recently taken passport-sized color photographs
- Also a copy of your immunization records
- The DS-260 confirmation page of you application
Remember that you will need to pay for your own examination fees. These include the examination fees, including x-ray and blood test fees. This must all be paid directly. There will also be fees for vaccinations and blood tests. The The medical examination will also need to include not only a look at the persons medical history as well as a physical examination. It will also require a chest X-ray (check for TB) and blood tests (for applicants 15 years of age or older). Laboratory tests for certain infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis or hepatitis. There are also certain vaccinations which need to have been administered before the issuance of a visa.
Note that they will either send the results to the Embassy of Consulate directly. Alternatively they will give you a sealed letter. You may not open the letter. If you open the letter they may invalidate your medical exam, so don’t do that. Also note that you X-Rays you will need to take back to the US with you.
Don’t forget that at the interview to bring your original birth certificate, notarized English translation, and a photocopy.
The top ten countries for sending fiancés are the Philippines (17.34%), China (6.45%), Vietnam (5.56%), Mexico (4.99%), Colombia (3.77%), Russia (3.14%), Dominican Republic (3.12%), United Kingdom (3.12%), Thailand (2.72%), and Canada (2.67%). Those top ten countries are responsible for 52.77 percent of all K‑1 visas issued from 2005 to 2013.
Approved US Visa doctors in Japan:
Seibo International Catholic Hospital
5-1 Nakaochiai 2-chome Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo Medical & Surgical Clinic
32 Shibakoen Bldg, 3-4-30 Shiba-Koen,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
Dr. Masatoki Adachi Clinic Kansai/Kobe
(and Dr. Shizuki Takemura)
11th Floor, ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe,
1 Kitanocho, Chuoku,
Kobe, HYOGO 650-0002
Okinawa Adventist Medical Center
868 Aza Kochi, Nishihara-cho,
Approved US Visa doctors in Manila:
St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic
1177 J. Bocobo St.
Tel: (+632) 8521-0020 or (+632) 8521-8647
Approved US Visa doctors in Thailand
Bumrungrad Hospital (Bangkok)
33 Sukhumvit Soi 3 (Soi Nana Nua), Bangkok
Tel. (02) 667-1000
Web page: www.bumrungrad.com
Dr. Watcharaphong Saechere
Dr. Wiwat Wongsirisak
Approved US Visa doctors in UK
Tel: 020-7486-7822 (you must provide your case number when you call)
4 Bentinck Mansions
London W1U 2ER
(near the Bond Street Station)
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