The medical examination must be conducted before the immigrant visa interview by panel physicians authorized by the U.S. Embassy, with technical and administrative support provided by the INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM) in Russia. An applicant should reserve a date for his/her medical examination as soon as possible, preferably at least 10-14 days before an interview date. It can be done by phone or via email. Applicants will be informed about required tests and the amount of time that the medical examination will take.
When you go to the clinic, please bring the following:
- 5 color non-glossy pictures 3X4 cm in size
- your travel passport
- an extract from of medical history with the list of vaccinations you have received. The document should include a doctor’s signature and stamp.
For information on vaccine requirements, please visit travel.state.gov website.
For information on new changes in testing for TB please see the box at the bottom of this page.
Please refer all questions about medical appointments and the examination directly to the clinics.
The cost of the medical examination does not include the cost of vaccination.
Medical examination results will be ready not earlier than in 5 working days.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM)
Address: #12, 2nd Zvenigorodskaya, building 6, 1st entrance; Moscow, metro: “Ulitsa 1905 goda”. Appointment should be scheduled by phone:(495) 797-8723 and 8 (800) 700-8723
To register for medical examination electronically please follow the web link: http://moscow.iom.int/documents/E-Appointment.doc
- Appointment hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Fri 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Cost of medical examination: not higher than the ruble equivalent of $ 246 (adults) and $150 (children under 15 years old). The fee must be paid in cash.
Attention: if you are charged higher prices than those listed here, please inform the Immigrant Visa Unit at the American Embassy.
Important! Changes in Testing for TB.
Please be aware that effective October 1, 2013, changes have been made to the visa medical examination process in connection with the new TB Technical Instruction 2007. The changes include:
- Children between 2 and 14 years of age are required to undergo a tuberculin skin test or blood test (IGRA). Children of this age groupare also asked to provide results of previous tuberculin skin tests. During the medical examination, the results of the tuberculin skin test will be available within 48-72 hours. Based on the results, the U.S. Panel Physician will decide on the need for the child to undergo a chest X-ray.
Children below 15 years of age will receive vaccinations only when the results of their tuberculin skin tests or blood tests are available.
- Applicants evaluated as high risk for TB based on chest X-ray results will require additional tests including sputum microscopy and cultures. The additional testing will be conducted at the Central TB Institute in Moscow within 7 days after the medical examination date. The results of sputum analysis will be available within 8 weeks.
- If no serious medical conditions are detected, the results of the medical examination will remain valid for 6 months.
- In case of confirmed pulmonary (and laryngeal) TB condition, medical treatment should be performed in a DOT facility recommended by your Panel Physician. If this is not possible, you will not be able to undergo the medical examination for U.S. visa application purposes until 12 months after completion of TB therapy in an alternative clinic.