Medical Examination

Medical Examination for Immigrant Visa

Before the issuance of an immigrant visa, every applicant, regardless of age, must undergo a medical examination. The examination must be conducted by a doctor designated by the Consular Section. Currently, there are two clinics in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and one Dushanbe, Tajikistan, authorized to conduct medical examinations.

In Almaty

In Dushanbe

All immigrant visa applicants, including adoptive parents, may choose which clinic to use. Examination costs must be paid by the applicant, in addition to the visa fees.

Please contact a clinic to schedule an appointment as early as possible or at least one week prior to the interview date. You can find your interview date in the appointment letter you received from the National Visa Center or from U.S. Consulate General, Almaty, Kazakhstan (except adoptive parents).

Please bring the following to the medical exam:

  • your visa appointment letter
  • passport
  • photograph 3 x 4 cm.
  • your vaccination records
  • appropriate fees (see specific information for each clinic)

Once the exam and laboratory tests are completed, you will be given the results in a sealed envelope which you should bring to your visa interview.

Note: K-1 and K-2 visa applicants are not required to submit proof of vaccinations or to undergo any vaccinations until they adjust status with USCIS. However, applicants may wish to consider carrying their vaccination records with them to the United States to facilitate the process of adjusting their status.
Adoptive parents applying for their adopted children (IR3-IR4 visas), should contact the clinic as early as possible for an appointment.

For more information regarding the medical exam, please contact the clinics (IMC – International Medical Center (PDF 228KB), Prospekt Medical Clinic (PDF, 493KB) and International SOS Clinic(PDF 480KB)) directly.

For more information on vaccination requirements, please visit http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1331.html