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Applicants for U.S. immigrant/fiancée visas must undergo medical examinations at designated facilities. Applicants are responsible for making their own arrangements for the medical examination in time to suit their travel plans. Applicants must bring a passport or another photograph-bearing travel document, any vaccination records, four(4) passport-sized photographs (30 mm x 40 mm)*, and their CEAC confirmation page. (Note: Please submit an online CEAC DS260 application form before scheduling a medical exam appointment with a physician.) Medical examination forms are available at the doctor of designated facilities. Contact lens-wearers should not wear lenses to the examination. Please be sure to bring the lenses and any accompanying solution to the appointment. Please note that all immigrant/fiancée visa applicants are required to fully disrobe during the examination.

The medical examination may include a chest X-ray and blood tests, which includes testing for venereal diseases.

The fee for the medical examination is set in the agreement between the panel physician and the Embassy/Consulate, and it varies by required tests and vaccinations.


  • Medical examinations conducted in connection with immigrant/fiancée visa applications have a maximum validity of six months. Visa validity cannot be later than medical examination validity: most visas are set to expire on the same date as the medical examination. If the noncitizen cannot arrive in the United States before the expiration date of the medical examination, the noncitizen must repeat the examination so that a valid visa may be issued.
  • Please have your DS260 confirmation page ready when you schedule appointment with panel physicians.
  • If an online DS260 application form was submitted on or after January 21, 2020:
    – *photographs are not required,
    – your medical exam result will be electronically sent to the Embassy/Consulate and your will not receive a hard copy. (You will receive a copy of vaccination records from panel physician’s office by email or by post. By the time when you received this copy, panel physician has already submitted your medical record to the Embassy/Consulate.) If you received “Vaccination Worksheets” from panel physician’s office by mail or email after the medical exam, please bring them to the interview. The latter two notes do not apply to fiancée/DV visa applicants.