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Moving to the U.S.? The US Visa Medical Process

By October 6, 2020December 15th, 2020No Comments
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Thinking about immigrating to the USA? An important part of the process is scheduling a medical exam prior to your Visa Interview. The doctor completing the exam must have approval from the U.S. Consulate. Dr Rosemary Aldous, one of our GPs, is is a U.S. Consulate approved Panel Physician.

Under the guidance of the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State, Dr Aldous performs medical examinations  for Immigrant or Refugee Visa applicants applying for migration to the USA.

What happens during the exam?

Panel Physicians follow specific procedures to identify applicants and conduct a medical exam. The medical exam will include a medical history review, physical exam, a chest X-ray, and blood tests. You should be prepared to discuss your medical history, and medication or treatments you are taking. U.S. immigration law require certain vaccinations prior to issuing a Visa. Dr Aldous will discuss these with you during the consultation.

You will need to bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Your visa interview appointment letter,
  • Your passport,
  • Six (6) recently taken U.S. passport-sized photographs,
  • A copy of your immunisation records, and
  • DS-260 confirmation page.

What happens after the exam is completed?

Once Dr Aldous completes your exam, your results are sent directly to the U.S. Consulate General.

O’Connell St Clinic will do our best to help you through this process and arrange your medical exam prior to your Consulate Interview.

A booking is required for a Visa medical as it is an extended assessment. This can be done by emailing O’Connell St Clinic at

To help us with booking you an appointment, please include in your email the following:

  • Name of applicants who need a Visa Medical Assessment
  • Date of your interview with the US Consulate
  • Case number you have with the US Consulate
  • Australian Mobile number
  • Type of Visa you are applying for.

If you have any questions please email our clinic on or alternatively please call 02 9241 1577.