Overseas Medical Exam FAQs
For applicants of immigrant visas filing their petitions overseas and will require a medical examination.
What do I bring to the medical exam?You must show your passport (or other photo identification) and appointment letter to the doctor during the medical examination
What exams are performed?The medical examination will include a medical history review, physical examination, chest X-ray and blood tests for syphilis.
The physical examination will include examination of the eyes, ears, nose and throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin and external genitalia.
Who can perform the exam?A panel physician approved by the US government is the only type of physician that can conduct the medical examination. You cannot use your regular physician unless s/he an approved one.
What vaccines are required?The following vaccinations are required for immigration purposes:
Influenza type b (Hib)
Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
What if I don't have vaccine records?The panel physician will work with you to determine which vaccines are needed based on your medical history so that you have complied with immigration requirements.