September 13, 2017

Medical exam fees for US immigrant visa to go up starting Oct 1

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  • The US Embassy will bump up medical fees for immigrant visa applicants starting October 1 according to an announcement posted on their website.

    WELCOME WAGON. Those looking to apply for an immigrant visa to the US and are going for their medical exam will be welcomed by this announcement at St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic website./Image SLEC

    Medical examination fees for immigrant visa applicants aged 15 and above will be at Php 17,025. Children aged 14 and below will be charged Php 9,583.

    Their basis for raising the medical examination fee comes from the U.S. Public Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines and technical instructions to “to replace Tuberculin Skin Tests (TST) with Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA), a new and more reliable type of blood exam used to detect tuberculosis infection (TB).”

    Previously, examination fees for those aged 15 and above were at Php 16,042.50, while children aged 14 and below were charged Php 8,600.


    Source: US Embassy in the Philippines, St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic

               
               
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