|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.
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