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Medical Examination for US Visa

medical-thailandWhen you apply for a US visa such as a CR1 Visa, Fiancée Visa or Spouse visa you need to provide a medical report to the Embassy before the visa can be issued. There are only 3 hospitals in Thailand which offer this service. Bangkok Nursing Home and Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok and also McCormick Hospital in Chiang Mai. Speak to your lawyer in Bangkok for ore information about the visa process in Thailand.

If you have more questions about waivers, visa denial and the cost and procedures for the medical certificate in Thailand then speak to an immigration lawyer in Bangkok for more details. Note that the medical certificates are done by appointment and that you need to wait until such time that you are instructed to obtain the medical certificate and not before that time. The criminal record clearance in another issue but your lawyer will normally take care of those issues and they do take time to obtain as well.

Medical Examination for US Visa

The United States immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations (listed below) prior to the issuance of a visa.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Influenza type B (Hib)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Varicella

Most of the visa denials in Thailand tend to be the inability for women to obtain all their documents out of the rural areas of Thailand. These do cause many delays as the visa denial will be until such time that the immunization certificates are provided. When you go to hospital they will want to see the certificates. If nothing can be produced the panel doctors will have to see which ones considering her age and history can be waivered. It is best to speak you an immigration lawyer about this as the delays do cost you money in the end. When applying for a visa to the US it is always best to start collecting all the documents early.

See the topic on this website – Visa Denial under Section 221g which explains why visas do get denied. Also see the topic on Grounds of Inadmissibility for more details about illnesses which you might have or had and how this will affect the visa process. They will not allow you to obtain a visa while having HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, or any other highly contagious disease. The visa will be denied on these grounds. If however the TB had now been cured you can apply for a visa waiver as the illness has been treated and no longer makes you inadmissible to the US.

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