My father has some unpaid medical bills from a hospital in Maryland that were the result of a medical emergency during his last visit to the States. The bills have been recently turned over to a collection agency. Will not paying this bill affect his chances of obtaining a US visitors visa in the future?
If the bills are not astronomical, he should pay them as anything may affect the ability to get a visa.
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Probably not, unless he also overstayed his visa. Seeking emergency medical care is not a crime. Neither is a civil lawsuit.
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Many foreign countries will pay the bills for their citizens who need medical care in the US. You may want to check with his embassy.
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