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At Kasturi Law, LLC, our Illinois-based national immigration law attorney and law firm founder, Shobhana Kasturi, knows immigrant visa applicants must undergo the required medical examination and provide accurate and complete medical information as part of their visa application.

Medical examinations play a critical role in the immigration process, safeguarding public health, protecting immigrant well-being, and ensuring compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations.

Medical Examinations in Immigrant Visa Applications

Why Medical Examinations are an Important Part of the Immigrant Visa Process

Medical examinations help protect public health by identifying individuals with infectious diseases that pose a risk to the U.S. population. By screening immigrants for contagious diseases, the United States can prevent the spread of illnesses such as tuberculosis, syphilis, and certain vaccine-preventable diseases.

Other essential reasons medical examinations are part of the immigrant visa application include:

  • Admissibility Determination

U.S. immigration law prohibits the admission of individuals with certain medical conditions that may make them inadmissible to the country. Medical examinations help determine whether applicants meet the health-related immigration criteria and whether they are permissible under U.S. law.

  • Vaccination Requirements

Immigrant visa applicants are generally required to demonstrate compliance with U.S. vaccination requirements. Medical examinations include reviewing the applicant’s vaccination history and administering necessary vaccinations to ensure compliance with U.S. vaccination standards.

  • Protecting Immigrant Health

Medical examinations also safeguard the health and well-being of immigrants by identifying and treating medical conditions that may require medical intervention or follow-up care. This helps ensure that immigrants receive appropriate medical attention and support upon their arrival in the United States.

  • Ensuring Immigrant Self-Sufficiency

Immigrants admitted to the United States with severe health conditions requiring extensive medical treatment may face challenges in achieving self-sufficiency and may become dependent on public assistance programs. Medical examinations help identify applicants who may require significant medical care and ensure appropriate resources are available to meet their needs.

  • Legal Requirement

Under U.S. immigration law, immigrant visa applicants are generally required to undergo a medical examination by a designated civil surgeon or panel physician approved by the U.S. Department of State. Failure to undergo the necessary medical examination can delay or deny the visa application.

Do You Need Help Understanding the Importance of a Medical Examination for Your Visa Application? Kasturi Law Can Help.

At Kasturi Law, our immigration practice is not just about the law; it’s about people. We are driven by the desire to give a voice to those who most need it, including those unsure how to obtain the necessary medical examination for their visa applications.

Contact our immigration law firm today to schedule a consultation that suits your needs.

Whether you prefer an in-person meeting, a phone call, or a Zoom session, we are here to accommodate you. You can even schedule a consultation directly using our online calendar, choosing between 30-minute or 60-minute timeframes. We value your time and want to ensure that your immigration questions receive the attention they deserve, helping you confidently move forward.