|CHANGE OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION FEES
Starting October 1, 2020, the immigrant visa medical examination fee is US$275 for each applicant aged 15 years or older; US$240 for each applicant aged from 2 to under 15 years; and US$165 for each applicant under 2 years of age. Fees are payable to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM offices accept fees in Vietnam Dong or U.S. dollars in cash or credit/debit card.”
Attention: The U.S. Department of States began the deployment of eMedical on July 15, 2019, which implements the use of electronic medical forms for all immigrant visa applicants. Currently, eMedical is active for intercountry adoption cases being adjudicated by the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam. All applicants need to bring the printout of the DS-260 confirmation page, along with other paperwork required by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to the medical examination.
Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) need take the child to the designated Panel Physician for medical examination. Children 10 years of age and younger are not required to be vaccinated for an adoption visa. PAPs must submit Form DS-1981 (Affidavit Concerning Exemption From Immigrant Vaccination Requirements For A Foreign Adopted Child) to ensure that the child will receive any missing necessary vaccinations within 30 days of the child’s admission to the United States, or at the earliest time that is medically appropriate.
Please see the below links for more details.
General Instructions and Affidavit Form
- Medical Examination Instructions (PDF-205KB).
- Form DS-1981 (PDF-25KB), Affidavit Concerning Exemption From Immigrant Vaccination Requirements For A Foreign Adopted Child– only applicable for children who are age 10 year or younger.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Technical Instructions for Vaccinations, Tuberculosis, and Congenital Syphilis
- 2009 Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians for Vaccinations
- Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment Technical Instructions (TB TIs) using Cultures and Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) for Panel Physicians
- Congenital Syphilis