Information on Medical Exams
All Immigrant Visa applicants will be required to present completed medical exams at the time of their immigrant visa interview. Applicants who appear for their interview without medical exam results in a sealed envelope will be asked to reschedule their Immigrant Visa appointment.
All applicants between two and 14 years of age will be required to take a tuberculin skin test (PPD test) at least four days prior to their Immigrant Visa appointment. The PPD test results must be reviewed by a panel physician 48-72 hours after the skin test's administration, and in some cases children may need follow-up chest X-rays. As a result, these applicants should plan to have their medical exam in Tegucigalpa at least four days prior to their Immigrant Visa interview.
Every person who applies for an immigrant visa, including children of any age, must undergo a medical examination. You may select one of the doctors listed below; they all charge the same price.
Each applicant must present to the examining physician:
- Passport. Please make sure that the name, date of birth, sex and expiration date shown on your passport are correct before taking your medical examination.
- Photograph. ID size.
- Vaccination Card. Please make sure it is current. U.S. law requires certain vaccinations depending on the age and sex of the applicant.
When you come to the Embassy for your interview, be sure to present the results of your medical examination in the sealed envelope that the doctor gave you. Do not open this envelope under any circumstance.
The medical examination is valid for six months, or three months for those with certain medical conditions. You will have to repeat your medical examination if:
- You do not complete the visa process before your medical examination expires, or
- You change your passport after you have undergone your medical examination.
Dr. Edmundo del Carmen
Centro Medico Hondureño
Barrio La Granja
Comayaguela, M.D.C. Tel. 2225-0028/35, Ext. 124
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dra. Elisa Carrasco
Hospital Honduras Medical Center, Colonia Las Minitas,
Avenida Juan Lindo
Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. Tel. 2280-1296, 2280-1500/08, Ext. 1296
Hours: Mondays to Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Fernando Tome Abarca
Col. San Carlos
Frente a Los Castanos
Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. Tel. 2232-1184 to 2232-1188 Private: 2232-5746
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
General Exam: US$ 25
HIV and VDRL: US$ 15
X-Rays: US$ 10
PPD Test: $17
Vaccines vary from Lps. 0.00 to Lps. 9,000.00 depending on age, sex, and previous vaccinations.