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    Please can anyone tell me what it cost, to have the Medical Examination required by the BCIS (Formerly INS) for Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status.

    I know that you pay this fee to medical doctors directly when you actually go for the test.

    No one I know has gone through the process in recent time. And those who have, did so about three years ago and no longer remember what it cost them at that time.

    So I will be grateful for any help in this regard.

    Thanks.

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    Please can anyone tell me what it cost, to have the Medical Examination required by the BCIS (Formerly INS) for Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status.

    I know that you pay this fee to medical doctors directly when you actually go for the test.

    No one I know has gone through the process in recent time. And those who have, did so about three years ago and no longer remember what it cost them at that time.

    So I will be grateful for any help in this regard.

    Thanks.

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    • #3
      The cost depends on where you are in the USA, You have to have the medical done by an approved BCIS/INS doctor, there may be several in your area so call them all for a price quote. I had my medical about six weeks ago and it cost $470, including a few immunization shots because I didn't have my past medical records with me to prove I'd had the shots as a child.

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      • #4
        $200 in Brooklyn, New York.

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        • #5
          is it rajinder prasad tak?

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          • #6
            Thanks to all who have replied to my question. I will contact some doctors in the California area to see if I can get a quote.

            May the Good Lord continue to bless everyone using this forum, who try to enlighten others.

            Bye for now.

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            • #7
              Also, if you need to take some shot, dont let the doctor do that (they will charge you a fortune for that). Go to the local county office and you can get that done under $10.

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              • #8
                You can check I-693 for items you need to check by a physican; the fee generally under $200.00

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                • #9
                  The BCIS issued a memo on July 23, 2003, extending the current policy regarding the validity period of medical examinations submitted in connection with Applications for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485). While the physician's endorsement on the medical examination is valid only for a year, the BCIS will continue to consider the medical examination to be valid until the Application for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) is adjudicated. The policy extends only to those who do not have any of the medical conditions of concern to the BCIS. Specifically, the adjustment applicant should not have any Class A or Class B medical condition certified on the endorsement of the civil surgeon. The extended policy is only valid until January 1, 2004.

                  The medical examination, endorsed by a civil surgeon on Form I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status, is a necessary part of the green card process. The examination is submitted in connection with the Form I-485, to ensure that the individual does not have any "communicable diseases of public health significance" or other medical conditions that may pose a danger to the individual or to others. The medical examination includes proof that the foreign national has had vaccinations against a specified list of preventable diseases.

                  Generally, the medical endorsement of the physician is only valid for a year. However, on October 17, 2002, Legacy INS issued a policy memo to extend the endorsements throughout the life of the case. This policy ended on January 1, 2003, but has now been officially extended until January 1, 2004. This policy eliminates the need for most I-485 applicants to obtain a new medical examination at the end of 12 months, avoiding unnecessary processing time delays, as well as additional expense to the applicants. This policy is significant and helpful to most I-485 applicants, as I-485 processing timeframes for employment-based cases, as well as most family-based cases, are well beyond one year at all of the BCIS Service Centers.

                  http://murthy.com/ukmeds.html

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