IMMIGRATION MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS : United States of America

We are Panel Physicians’ for US Visa Medicals

  • 10 years experience in completing US Visa Medicals
  • You can only make an appointment for your medical assessment with us once you have received notification of your appointment with the US Consulate in Auckland
  • FIANCEE visa applicants can do the medical prior to the scheduling of their appointment at the US Consulate
  • US Visa medicals are couriered to the US Embassy within a week pending vaccinations being completed. If there are any abnormalities we will discuss these with you prior to medicals being submitted and arrange further test as required
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost?

Medical Assessment

Adult:              $325.00

Children:        price on request

 

Chest X-ray:    $111.00 at Pacific Radiology (required for applicants 11 years and older)

Blood Tests:    These are dependent on what blood tests you will require and can range from $50-180.00

 

* Additional prices may apply if there are abnormal clinical findings and further investigations are necessary.

* All prices are inclusive of GST at 15%      

* Prices may be subject to change without notice

What tests do I need?
  Examination by Doctor Chest X-ray Blood Test
0 – 14 years    
15 years and older
How long will my medical appointment take?

Generally the medical examination and blood tests will take 30-45 minute with the chest x-ray taking a further 15 minutes, however complications with the medical may extend that time.

What happens with my X-ray and Blood Tests?

Your x-ray is completed at Pacific Radiology, Lambton Quay and we can book an appointment for you.

Your blood tests will be completed at SCL Wellington  and you will not require an appointment for this.

How long will it take to submit the medical?

If there are no complications with the medical we endeavor to complete and submit your medical within 5 working days.  Where there are complications we will contact you to come in and see the doctor to discuss these further.

How do I prepare for my Medical?
  • If you are mildly unwell or on a short course of antibiotics, wait until you are better before having your medical examination
  • Do not have alcohol or high fat meals 48 hours before your blood tests
  • Do not consume kava for 48 hours before your blood tests
  • You can eat and drink as normal prior to your medical (please do not fast)

Females

Breast examination is not routinely required in women but is offered to woman older than 40 years of age if clinical indications exist. If you prefer you can submit a breast examination report from a breast specialist or submit a breast ultrasound scan, MRI scan or mammogram no more than 6 months old.

What do I bring?

The US Consulate will forward the necessary medical assessment forms to you once they have scheduled your appointment. Please bring these with.

  1. Valid passport – or if not available one of the following  (neither certified nor ordinary copies of these documents are acceptable forms of identification):i)    Certificate of Identity (INZ 1052)
    ii)   New Zealand driver licence
    iii)  National ID card, or National ID certificate
    iv)   Further ID may be required if your identity cannot be confirmed from one of the documents above
  2. A list of all medication including drug name and dosage, all medical notes and reports which are relevant to your health
  3. Your glasses (spectacles) or contact lenses if you use them
  4. 5 NZ passport sized photographs
  5. Prescription Glasses/Contact lenses (if worn)
  6. Medical Questionnaire
  7. Vaccination History (if available)
  8. You can bring a family member or support person with you to the examination.

If you do not understand English you must bring an interpreter with you to the medical examination.

What to expect for the Immigration Medical Examination?

There are 3 parts to the immigration medical examination:

  1. Medical History and Physical Examination
  2. Blood Tests
  3. Chest X-ray

The physician will complete the physical examination; he or she will check height, weight, mental state, hearing and vision, listen to heart, lungs, feel your abdomen and check your reflexes, power and the rest of your nervous system.

You may need to remove some items of clothing for the physical examination; we recommend you wear loose clothes.

A chaperone is available and recommended for children and woman. Breast examination is not routinely required in women but is offered to woman older than 40 years of age if clinical indications exist.

We generally see people individually, although children under 17 years are required to be seen with a parent, and interpreters can be required.

Some parts of the examination may be completed by a nurse or health care assistance.

You will need to provide a urine sample during the medical examination

You will need to get blood test and a chest x-ray and possibly some other tests if clinically necessary.

Non-Immigrant Medical Examinations

If you have been advised that you require a Non-Immigrant Medical Visa due a past criminal conviction please bring the following to your medical:

  1. Passport
  2. 4 passport sized photographs
  3. Prescription Glasses/Contact lenses (if worn)
  4. Medical Questionnaire provided by the US Consulate
  5. Print out of your criminal conviction

Unless clinically indicated you will not need to provide a vaccination history or get further vaccinations.

What happens afterwards?

The medical is completed only when all the tests results and specialist reports are available and the physicians has completed all sections of the medical. The medical assessment is then couriered directly to the US Consulate in Auckland and you will be advised via email.

The medical information will be assessed by the US Consulate and possibly by one of their medical assessors.