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What must I know about the medical examination requirement?

On Behalf of | May 25, 2021 | Miami employment immigration |

If you wish to secure a visa to live in the United States, you will have to complete a medical examination.

The U.S. Department of State explains that once you receive the notice for your visa interview appointment from the National Visa Center, you must complete your medical exam prior to the interview date.

Choose a doctor

You can choose which doctor you would like to perform your medical exam. However, you must use a doctor approved by the embassy. Doctors should tell you whether or not they are panel physicians, which means they have approval.

If you get an exam from a doctor who is not a panel physician, the government will not accept it. You will have to complete another exam. This could impact your ability to complete the visa interview.

Complete the exam

You should show up for your exam on time and abide by any instructions the doctor gives you to prepare for the appointment. You may have to receive vaccinations as well as go through a physical exam.

Turn in the paperwork

Your doctor may send your exam results to the embassy for you, or he or she may give you an envelope containing them. If your doctor gives them to you, they should be in a sealed envelope. You should not open it. Take it with you to your interview and hand it in at that time.

As long as you get your exam from an approved doctor and ensure the paperwork gets to the embassy, you will successfully complete the medical examination requirement of the visa process.