Medical Exam Instructions
All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, are required to undergo a medical examination by one of the medical doctors or clinics on the following list. Only a physician accredited by the U.S. Embassy can perform this exam. Medical examination results from other physicians are not accepted.
It is your responsibility to schedule a medical exam with one of the doctors listed below before your interview at the U.S. Embassy. Failure to complete your medical exam before your visa interview may result in processing delays.
Each applicant is required to show his/her passport as identification at each step of the medical examination process. In some cases, an applicant may need a follow-up examination.
Once the medical exam is completed, the panel physician will electronically send the medical report to the Immigrant Visa Unit.
Note: Fiancé(e), Diversity and Following-to-join Asylee visa applicants receive a sealed medical report which should not be opened prior to the interview.
Medical exam instructions can be found at: tr.usembassy.gov
Dr. Mehmet Ungan
Dr. Handan Ungan
Atatürk Bulvarı 237/44-45, Ankara
Emails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00-19:00, Saturday: 9:00-13:00
Items to bring to your medical examination
The doctor will need the following items to complete the medical exam forms:
- Your visa interview appointment letter.
- Your passport.
- Two (2) recently taken passport-sized color photographs.
- A copy of your immunization records (medical records from Iran will not be accepted).
- If you suffer from a chronic illness, have been treated for any disease, ever had any important operation, or are under psychiatric care, doctors recommend you present your medical file during examination.
- If you are using medicine, bring their names or the boxes of your medicine.
- If you use eyeglasses, bring your glasses with you.
- For women who are pregnant (or planning to become pregnant): Applicants are required to have a chest x-ray. Please be aware that if you prefer not to have a chest x-ray your medical report cannot be completed until the end of your pregnancy. Please consult your obstetrician or physician regarding any health concerns on this subject. When you go to the panel physician’s office for your medical exam, bring a written document from your doctor detailing your decision.
- DS-260 confirmation page.
Charges for the physical examination and other required tests are to be paid by the visa applicant directly to the examining physician’s practice. Total standard fee is $270, which includes the blood test, urine test, chest x-ray, gonorrhea testing and the physical examination. If further testing is needed additional fees my apply, like sputum smears and culture testing for TB, drug screening test, pregnancy test, etc. Vaccination fee varies from $20 to $200 depending on age and vaccines required.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants ages two (2) years to fourteen (14) years of age must undergo the medical examination at least four (4) work days prior to their scheduled appointment at the embassy. Failure to do so may result in processing delays or rescheduling of initial appointment.
back to top
During the medical exam
The medical examination will include a medical history review, physical examination, and (for applicants 15 years of age or older) chest x-ray, gonorrhea test, blood test and urine test. Please be prepared to discuss your medical history, medications you are taking, and current treatments you are undergoing. More information on general medical requirements for U.S. immigrants is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
U.S. immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa. Instructions and procedural guides direct panel physicians who conduct immigrant visa medical examinations to verify that applicants have met the vaccination requirement, or that it is medically inappropriate for the visa applicant to receive them. Current immigrant vaccination requirements are available on the CDC website. You can also read Frequently Asked Questions about medical examination requirements online.
In order to assist the panel physician and avoid delays in the processing of your visa, all immigrant visa applicants should have their vaccination records available for the panel physician’s review at the time of the medical examination. Visa applicants should consult with their regular health care provider to obtain a copy of their immunization record, if available. If you do not have a vaccination record, the panel physician will work with you to determine which vaccinations you may need to meet the requirement. Certain waivers of the vaccination requirement are available upon the recommendation of the panel physician. Only the panel physician can determine which of the listed vaccinations are medically appropriate for you, given your age, medical history and current medical condition.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Immunization records and other test results from Iran will not be accepted.
After the medical exam
When your examination is completed, the doctor will either provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope or send them directly to the U.S. Consulate. IF GIVEN AN ENVELOPE TO CARRY TO YOUR INTERVIEW, DO NOT OPEN THIS ENVELOPE. Instead, bring it to your visa interview.
Any x-rays taken will be given to you on a CD. You DO NOT need to bring the CD to your visa interview unless you suffer from tuberculosis. However, you must carry the x-rays with you when you travel to the United States for the first time.
The panel physician will give you a copy of Form DS-3025, which is U.S. Department of State vaccination documentation worksheet. An original will be in your sealed medical package to take to the embassy. Please DO NOT lose your copy of the vaccination documentation sheet. You should make several copies of your Form DS-3025 vaccination sheet because various U.S. authorities will need it after you arrive in the country.
Your medical report must be less than six (6) months old when you enter the United States as an immigrant. The validity of your visa will be limited to the validity of your medical report. Medical reports classified as “Class B1 (TB)” are valid for three (3) months from the date the doctor signed the report. All other medical reports classified as “No apparent disease or defects” are valid for six (6) months after the doctor’s signature date. Expiration date of your medical examination is on the right upper corner of the four-language information sheet attached to your medical package.
If your case is subject to further administrative processing, or if the processing of your file is delayed due to missing documents, the medical report may expire before your visa is issued. In that case, you would be required to renew all components of the examination and submit a new medical report to our office before you receive your visa.
back to top