MEDICAL EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
The Immigration and Nationality Act requires that all immigrant visa applicants and certain nonimmigrant visa applicants undergo a medical examination prior to receiving a visa. The medical examination should be done by one of the authorized physicians listed below. Physicians will refer you to a syphilis testing laboratory. Applicants are advised to schedule their medical examinations 3 weeks prior to the date of the visa interview. Please bring the results to your visa interview. Please do NOT open your results!
The validity of your visa will be limited to the length of validity of your medical report. Travel clearances are valid for 6 months from the time the evaluation is complete for applicants who have no Tuberculosis Classification or Class B2 TB or Class B3 TB. Travel clearances are valid for 3 months from the time the evaluation is complete for applicants who are Class B1 TB, Pulmonary or Class B1 TB, Extrapulmonary. Applicants who do not travel within the clearance period will need to restart the whole process. Any applicant diagnosed with pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis who needs treatment is not cleared to travel until completion of successful treatment, regardless of the diagnostic criteria. Please contact the panel physician for further information.
You must have your passport/s and three passport-size photographs of each person to be medically examined, along with your case number, in order to complete the medical exam.
If you suffer from a chronic illness, have been treated for any disease, or are under psychiatric care, you should present your medical file during examination.
United States immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations (listed below) 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 one or more of the listed vaccinations:
Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Polio, Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids, Pertussis, Influenza Type B (HIB), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Pneumococcal, Influenza, Rotavirus.
To assist the panel physician, and to avoid delays in the processing of an immigrant visa, all immigrant visa applicants should have their vaccination records available for the panel physician’s review at the time of the immigrant medical examination. 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 a physician can determine which of the listed vaccinations are medically appropriate for you, given your age, medical history and current medical condition.
Blood test and X-ray:
The blood test and X-ray are generally not required of persons under the age of 15, but they are required, under existing United States law, of all other persons. You must undergo the medical examination at least ten days prior to your scheduled appointment at the Consulate. Failure to do so may result in processing delays.
Effective October 1, 2016, all visa applicants undergoing a medical exam, 15 years of age or older are required to be tested for gonorrhea. Applicants younger than 15 must be tested if there is a history of gonorrhea or reason to suspect gonorrhea infection. Gonorrhea has long been an inadmissible condition under INA 212(a)(1)(a)(i), but panel physicians previously only tested applicants who were symptomatic. Gonorrhea is a communicable disease of public health significance and applicants with gonorrhea are ineligible for a visa to the United States under Section 212(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND VACCINATION FEE
Physical Examination: L.E. 500
Serologic test for syphilis: L.E. 130
Chest X-ray: L.E. 350
Gonorrhea test L.E. 1120
Vaccination Fees: Varies according to age and vaccines required
All fees are the responsibility of the applicant
Please contact one of the following physicians for an appointment:
Dr. Magda Ramzi Habib
Dr. EmanKmal Sabet
Dr. Peter Elia
El Borg St., Gezera, Cairo
Saturday through Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Hesham El Boraolosy
Dr. Eman Roshdy
Al Sherouk Hospital
5, Bahr El Gazal Street
Ahmed Orabi, Cairo
Saturday through Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Amr Maher
97 Abdel Salam Aref St.
Saturday through Wednesday
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.