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Immigrant Visas

Instructions for Medical Examinations

Updated November 5, 2014

To formally apply for an immigrant visa, a medical examination is required for all applicants regardless of their age. This examination consists of one x-ray and a blood test for applicants age 15 or older. The x-ray exam is not required in cases of pregnant women. 

To get this exams done, applicants have to go to one of the clinics mentioned below.  They must also pick up their tests resuts in person. 

In order to be able to get their general medical examination completed, applicants must go to see one of the panel physicians designated by the Consular Section at the Embassy of the United States in Montevideo and approved by the State Department, mentioned in this instruction sheet, taking their passport, the letter sent to you by the NVC (if applicable), the result of the tests and (3) 5X5 cm. photos.

Please remember to mention that these exams are the ones required to apply for the United States Immigrant Visa. In general the final exam results will be given to the applicants so that they can bring them to the Embassy on the day of their interview.

The fees for all medical tests and exams are to be paid by the applicants.

Panel Physicians Appointed by the Consular Section

British Hospital

Dr. Javier Pietropinto
Medical Exam’s Fee: $2.000.00
British Hospital: Av. Italia 2420 / Phone: 2487-1020

Dr. Pierre Kleist
Medical Exam’s Fee: $2.000.00
British Hospital: Av. Italia 2420 / Phone: 2487-1020

Laboratories

Radiology

VDRL Test

British Hospital
Av. Italia 2420
Phone: 2487-1020

$2.032

$880

Consultorio Radiológico Dr. Gabriel Benquet
Yí 1480 entre Mercedes y Uruguay
Tel. 2900-4236/2900-4489

$788

n/a

Clínica Médica Dr. Luis Castillo
Agustina Contucci de Oribe 2518
Phone: 2508-8484

n/a

$452*

* These prices are all in Uruguayan pesos and include 10% of IVA and all local official stamps. As the Consular Section may not be notified of any changes, it is the applicant’s responsibility to verify all fees when scheduling your appointment.

Important Notice for Immigrant Visa Applicants Concerning Vaccination Requirements

The United States Immigration Law requires Immigrant Visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations (listed below) prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa.

Panel physicians who conduct medical examinations on behalf of immigrant visa applicants are required to verify that the applicants have met the vaccination requirement, or that it is medically inappropriate for the applicant to receive one or more of the listed vaccinations: Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Polio, Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids, Pertussis, Influenza Type B (HIB), Rotavirus, Hepatitis A & B, Meningococcal disease, Varicella, Pneumococcal and Flu.

In order to assist the panel physician and to avoid delays in the processing of the immigrant visa, all visa applicants should have their vaccination records available for the panel physician’s review at the time of the medical examination.  If you do not have a vaccination record, the panel physician will work with you to determine which vaccinations you may need to meet the requirement.

Only a physician can determine which of the listed vaccinations are medically appropriate for you, given your age, medical history and current medical condition. It is advisable that you postpone all vaccinations until you have your medical interview.

In the event that you require any of the following inoculations, you should be aware that there are additional fees:

Vaccine

Fee *

Hepatitis A (pediatric)

$700 each dose (two)

Hepatitis B (up to18 years old)

$470

Influenza (children 6 a 59 months)

$530

Influenza (adults older than 50 years old)

$530

Meningocóccica

$2.000 each dose (two)

Neumocóccica

$950

Rotavirus (babies 2 to 6 months)

$1.980

Varicela adults

$1.150

* These prices are all in Uruguayan pesos and include 10% of IVA and all local official stamps. As the Consular Section may not be notified of any changes, it is the applicant’s responsibility to verify all fees when scheduling your appointment.

Tuberculosis Exam Technical Instructions

Immigrant visa applicants between 2 and 14 years old must have a Tuberculosis exam done, as detailed below:

  1. Before having the interview with the Panel Physician, immigrant visa applicants between 2 and 14 years old, must have the tuberculosis screening test called TST (Tuberculin Skin Test) done.
  2. This screening method, in Uruguay, is centralized by the Comision Honoraria de Lucha Antituberculosa y Enfermedades Prevalentes (CHLAEP).
  3. In order to be able to have the PPD Mantoux test done, the applicant should go to one of to the CHLAEP offices, with their own doctor’s orders (not the Panel Physician’s). The result of this test has to be re-checked at the same office, 48 hours after it was done. The test results will be given to the applicant that same day.
  4. CHLAEP’s address in Montevideo: Av. 18 de Julio 2175 (esq. A. Beisso), phone numbers: 2400-1444, 2409-8489, fax number: 2401-4775, email: chlaep@adinet.com.uy, website: www.chlaep.org.uy. In the interior, CHLAEP offices are located at the capital cities.
  5. In the same way adults attend the Panel Physician’s interview carrying with them the X Rays and VDRL test results, done before the interview, applicants between 2 and 14 years old must attend their Panel Physician’s interviews taking the PPD Mantoux test result, and the rest of the required test results with them.