According to Section 212 of Immigration And Nationality Act, immigrant visa applicants must complete (schedule and attend) their medical examinations with authorized physicians, along with any required vaccinations before their scheduled visa interview date.

Medical Examinations

All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of ages, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa. Only authorized physicians accredited by U.S. Consulate could perform the medical examinations. It is your responsibility to schedule a medical exam with one of these physicians before your visa interview appointment at the U.S. Consulate. The results performed by non-authorized physicians will not be accepted.

The medical examination includes a review of the applicant’s medical history, physical examination, chest X-ray, blood tests and urine test (for applicants 15 years of age or older). The U.S. also requires tuberculosis (TB) testing for all applicants two years of age and older. Please be prepared to discuss your medical history, medications you are taking, and current treatments you are undergoing.

Required documents when having a medical examination:

• An interview appointment letter,
• Passport, and
• A copy of vaccination immunization records.

All charges of the medical examinations, including X-ray, blood and urine tests, must be paid directly to the examining physicians. The fee is US$215 for each applicant aged 15 years or older; and US$132 for each applicant aged 14 and under.

Immigrant Visa Applicants Concerning Vaccination Requirements

The U.S immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa. Panel physicians who conduct medical examinations of immigrant visa applicants are required to verify that immigrant visa applicants have received the listed vaccinations:

1. Hepatitis A
2. Hepatitis B
3. Influenza
4. Influenza type b (Hib)
5. Measles
6. Meningococcal
7. Mumps
8. Pneumococcal
9. Pertussis
10. Polio
11. Rotavirus
12. Rubella
13. Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
14. Varicella

Approved Physicians

1. Medical Examinations

Cho Ray Hospital (CRH) – Visa Medical Department
201B Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Ward 12, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-28) 3856 5703

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Ho Chi Minh City
1B Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-28) 3822 2057 – Fax: (84-28) 3822 1780

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Hanoi
Level 23, Building 72 Keangnam Hanoi Tower, Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi
Tel: (84-24) 3736 6258 – Fax: (84-24) 3736 6259

2. Immunization Providers

Quarantine Service – Ho Chi Minh City
40 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-28) 3844 5306

Hong Ngoc Hospital – Hanoi
55 Yen Ninh Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Tel: (84-24) 3927 5559 or 7305 8880

When your examination is completed, the doctor will provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope. DO NOT OPEN THIS ENVELOPE. Instead, bring it to your visa interview. The medical report must be less than six months old when you enter the United States as an immigrant.

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