Medical Examination and Vaccination Information

Medical Examination

Each applicant for an immigrant visa to the United States must complete a medical examination with one of the panel physicians listed below before the visa interview date.  Each immigrant visa applicant will need to bring four photos (less than six months old) to the medical examination and the intended address in the United States where the immigrant will reside. Applicants should make their medical examination appointment by phone and bring their passport to the examination. The panel physician will use the passport to verify the applicant’s identity before conducting the medical examination.

Form BDP-18 contains information related to the vaccination requirements for an immigrant visa.  The panel physician will also provide information about the vaccination procedures.  Please DO NOT make arrangements to obtain the vaccinations before contacting the panel physician. The applicant will be required to pay the vaccination fees, which are determined by the distributing institution.  If you have previous vaccination records, please present those to the panel physician. The panel physician will provide instructions about which shots are required based on the applicant’s age, previous illnesses and recent medical condition. While it is not necessary for fiancé(e), K3, K4 and V visa applicants to receive vaccinations in order to obtain their visa, they will be required to meet the vaccination requirements in the United States at the time of their adjustment of status with USCIS (or at the time of their immigrant visa interview at the American Embassy). Applicants who do not comply with the vaccination requirements will not be eligible to receive an immigrant visa.

The medical examination will include a medical history, physical examination, chest X-ray, a Gonorrhea test and a blood test for syphilis. The physical examination includes the examination of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes and skin.  This examination is not a full and complete physical examination; its purpose is to screen immigrant visa applicants to the United States relevant to U.S. immigration law. If you had health problems in the past, please take your medical records with you.  If the panel physician determines that other specialized exams are required, you will be referred to a specialist.  All costs associated with the medical examination or referrals to specialized consultations will be covered by the applicant.  If you do not speak English or Hungarian, you will need to provide a translator and you will be responsible for any associated fees. Pregnant women may forgo the X-ray if they prefer. However, they will be required to have an X-ray in the United States after the birth of the child.

For children under age of 15 the chest X-ray, the Gonorrhea test and the blood test are not required, unless the panel physician determines otherwise.

The medical examination may only be performed in the country where the immigrant visa applicant is applying for the visa. Examinations may not be conducted in the United States and those will not be accepted by the Embassy.

The medical examination may take from three working days up to one week, please make the appointment according to that. You should request your medical appointment at least two or three weeks before your visa interview. The panel physician will give you the final result of the exams in a sealed envelope and you will need to hand it to the consular officer at the Embassy. The medical examination is valid for six months.

Fee for the medical examinations:

  • Blood test: HUF 4,000
    Gonorrhea test: HUF 5,000
    Chest X-ray: HUF 6,500
    Routine exam: HUF 19,500
    TOTAL: HUF 35,000
  • For children under age of 15 the medical exam is HUF 10,000.

List of panel physicians:

  • Dr. Zoltán Böröcz
    SOTE Oktató Kórház, III. Belgyógyászat
    address: Budapest, 12th District, Kútvölgyi út 4.
    phone: (mobil) +36-30-954-5267
  • Dr. Zsuzsa Zimmermann
    Országos Baleseti és Sürgősségi Intézet
    address: Budapest, 8th District, Fiumei út 17.
    phones: +36-1-299-7700 Ext. 31903; mobil: +36-30-400-9791
  • Dr. Tünde Györgyi
    Dr. Franciska Bakos
    Gr. Gabriella Bene
    FirstMed Centers
    address: Budapest, 1st District, Hattyú u. 14. 5th floor
    phone: +36-1-224-9090

New Vaccination Requirements for IV Applicants

Please read the Important Notice to Immigrant Visa Applicants Concerning Vaccination Requirements.