|Attention: Effective October 1, 2018, the medical examination fees for the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate HCMC designated panel physicians, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Cho Ray Hospital (CRH), will increase from $215 to $240 for each applicant aged 15 years or older; from $132 to $210 for each applicant aged from 2 to less than 15 years; and from $132 to $145 for each applicant under 2 years of age.|
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