All applicants for an immigrant visa in a United States Embassy must undergo a medical examination, regardless of their age, country of origin, or the type of immigration category they are applying for. However, these factors might be considered during the examination process.
The medical examination can only be performed by authorized physicians. Thus, medical exams conducted by non-authorized physicians will not be accepted and taken into account for the visa process. A list of authorized physicians can be consulted on the U.S. Department of State website. The examination includes a review of the applicant’s medical history, blood test, physical examination, and chest X-ray. Results can be delivered to the applicant or sent directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate and should also include copies of the vaccination immunization records. The examination process aims to determine if the applicant suffers from physical or mental conditions that may render him inadmissible under the Immigration Naturalization Act.
It is important to remember that immigrant visa applicants must complete their medical examinations before attending the visa interview. If this step is done after the interview, processing the visa case will be delayed.
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