All applicants are required to undergo a migration health assessment as part of their visa application process for the United States of America. In this document, you will find important information related to your upcoming migration health assessment at IOM’s Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Moscow, Russian Federation.

What Should I Expect at My Appointment?

Breakdown of Migration Health Assessment Procedures, by Age of Applicant:

Below the Age of 2 Years From 2 through 14 Years From 15 through 17 Years
• Medical examination
• Any necessary vaccinations
• Medical examination
• Blood for tuberculosis
• Any necessary vaccinations
• Medical examination
• Chest X-ray
• Any necessary vaccinations
From 18 through 24 Years From 25 through 44 Years 45 Years and Above
• Medical examination
• Chest X-ray
• Urine test for Gonorrhoea
• Blood test for syphilis
• Any necessary vaccinations
• Medical examination
• Chest X-ray
• Blood test for syphilis
• Any necessary vaccinations
• Medical examination
• Chest X-ray
• Any necessary vaccinations

All basic requirements are done on the same day, during the same appointment. Will I need additional tests or procedures? Additional tests or treatment may be in order to complete the health assessment and/or to comply with the requirements of the immigration authorities, based on health conditions identified during your examination. In such an event, you will be provided with additional counselling and more information during your appointment.

What Do I Need to Bring to My Appointment?

Identification:

  • Passport (original).
  • Case Number (visa interview appointment letter).

Medical Records:

  • Any medical reports on past or current medical conditions.
  • Vaccination records.
  • Child Health and Development Record for children, if available.

Other:

  • Eyeglasses or lenses, if you wear them.
  • Address in country of origin printed in English.
  • Address in the United States printed in English.
  • If you pre-paid for your migration health assessment, please send us a copy or bring a hard copy of the proof of payment.
Important Notes
  • You will be photographed for medical database during the registration.
  • Vaccinations: Please bring your vaccination records. The doctor will need to review your vaccination history to determine if any other vaccinations are needed. If you are unable to bring your vaccination record, you will be considered ‘not immunized’ and will be given the recommended vaccines according to your age and medical status. You can check vaccination requirements in the table.
    In case you have received and completed any Covid-19 vaccination, please bring proof of vaccination with you.
    Please note that refusing vaccinations may negatively affect your United States immigration prospects.
  • Minors: Applicants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can provide consent and make decisions on their behalf.
  • Pregnancy: If you are pregnant and undergoing a migration health assessment, you may choose to either proceed with the chest X-ray with a double leaded shielding to protect you and your unborn baby or wait to proceed with the migration health assessment until after giving birth.
    If you choose to proceed with the chest X-ray, you will be requested to sign an additional consent form.
  • You might be asked to undergo further testing if the doctor suspects you have TB. In such an event, you will be provided with additional counselling and more information during your appointment.
    You will be requested to provide three (3) sputum samples over 3 consecutive days (Mon-Wed or Tue-Thu, samples are not taken on Fridays). These samples are then tested in a laboratory; it takes 8 weeks to obtain a result.

Advice for the Migration Health Assessment

  • For your physical examination, you will be asked to remove your clothes and will be provided with a medical gown, but please keep your underwear on (see image at right).
  • You may request a chaperone to be present at your physical examination.
  • Please do not conceal any medical conditions; deliberate attempts to hide them will be reported to the immigration authorities.
  • For female applicants, please do not conceal your pregnancy; being pregnant will have no impact on your immigration prospects.
  • Please postpone or re-schedule your appointment if you or your child are ill with a fever or have a rash.
  • For female applicants, please postpone or re-schedule your appointment if you are menstruating, as it may affect the urine test result.
  • There is no need to fast prior to your appointment.
Appointment Booking and Medical Examination Payment

If you are 18 you are highly recommended to book an appointment via the link

Please check the instruction here .

If the applicant is under 18, please fill in the form and send it to eappointment@iom.int.

How to Pay for the Migration Health Assessment:

Payments should be made before your appointment or on the day of medical examination at IOM.

Please note that you are responsible for making the payment for the correct amount. If you are not sure about the correct amount to pay, please send a request for payment instructions to eappointment@iom.int.

Only online or bank payments are accepted.

Contact Information

Address: 27, Zamorenova street, metro station Ulitsa 1905 goda or Krasnopresnenskaya, room 127

Phone Number: +7.495.660.77.84

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30 - 16:30, Fridays 8:30 - 15:00

Email address: eappointment@iom.int (for payment and appointment), meddoc@iom.int (questions after medical examination)