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 for the medical exam:

  • Your visa interview letter
  • Your passport
  • Four (4) recently taken passport-sized color photographs,
  • A copy of your immunization records
  • DS-260 Confirmation Page and NVC case number
  • Address in the United States

Applicants should make their medical examination appointment by phone. 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.

For children under the 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 U.S. Embassy.

The medical examination takes at least 10 days, 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 result of the exams in a sealed envelope and you will need to hand it to the consular officer at the Embassy, if your case is not electronic (paper-based). If your immigrant visa case is electronic (non-paper-based), the records will be transferred to the US Embassy electronically. The medical examination is usually 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 the age of 15 the medical exam is HUF 10,000.

 

List of panel physicians

 

Name Address Phone number
Dr. Zoltán Böröcz Call for appointment and address

Phone: +36-30-954-5267

 

FirstMed Centers

 

1015 Budapest 1st district

Hattyu u. 14. / 5th Floor

Phone: +36-1-224-9090

https://firstmedcenters.com

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICANTS CONCERNING VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

Recent changes to United States Immigration Law now require immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations (listed below) prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa.

INSTRUCTION AND PROCEDURE GUIDANCE

Panel physicians who conduct medical examinations on behalf of immigrant visa applicants are now required to verify that immigrant visa applicants have met the new 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, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Influenza type B (HIB), Rotavirus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Disease, Varicella, Pneumococcal Pneumonia, COVID-19 (full series) and Influenza.

In order 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.  Visa applicants should consult with their regular health care provider to obtain a copy of their immunization record, if one is available.  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.