The Medical Examination and Fee for Immigrant Visa Applicants

October 10, 2016

All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa.  Only a physician accredited by the U.S. Embassy can perform this exam.  It is your responsibility to schedule a medical exam with one of the doctors listed below before your visa interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy. Medical examination results from other physicians will not be accepted.

Approved physicians

Servicios Médicos Consulareswww.smc.net.do | Calle Bohechio 17, sector Bella Vista|Santo Domingo|Telephone: 809-533-2200

Consultorios de Visawww.consultoriosdevisa.com | Avenida Independencia 254, corner with Danae Street, sector de Gazcue|Santo Domingo|Telephone: 809-685-1587

Because the results of the medical examination can take several days, we recommend that you should go at least three weeks before your interview date at the Consular Section in order to avoid delays in the processing of your visa.  The doctor will need the following items to complete the medical exam forms:  Your visa interview appointment letter, your passport, your national identification card, and a copy of your immunization records. These requirements apply to all members of your family who plan to accompany you to the United States.

The medical examination will include a medical history review, physical examination, and chest X-ray and blood tests (for applicants 15 years of age or older). The United States 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.

The medical examination fees, including x-ray and blood test fees, must be paid directly to the examining physician. Since the beginning of October, both the testing procedures and the fee associated with the mandatory medical examination for adult immigrant visa applicants (aged 15 and older) have changed. The new examination fee for all adult IV applicants is now approximately $275. This new fee reflects the cost of doing new, mandatory testing for gonorrhea for all adult visa applicants. The examination may also reveal a need to obtain vaccinations, which have additional charges.