Requirements for New Zealand Medical Exam for Intending Immigrants
If you will be having your Immigrant medical exam for the K-1, K-3 or other type of visa in New Zealand, you will need the following:
1. Passport for all applicants, including children.
2. Three photos of each applicant. Attach one to the Medical Examination form DS-2053, one to Xray form DS-3024, and one to Doctor's Request Slip for Laboratory testing.
3. Consulate's Medical Instruction Form; Enter your passport details on the form, which must be signed by the Physician and Laboratory staff.
4. Vaccination form DS-3025, to be completed by the doctor (one for each family member).If you have written evidence of having recent vaccinations you may not need to retake those shots. Bring this evidence with you.
Approximate Vaccination Costs in New Zealand:
Varicella (chickenpox) NZ$80.00
MMR (over 16 years) NZ$45.00
Hepatitis B NZ$47.00
VDRL/HIV Lab test: NZ$72.00
Doctor exam fees can vary, up to NZ$300 per person, regardless of age. Xray fees are additional and can be up to NZ$90. Blood tests are paid separately by the applicant to the lab. Be sure to make your medical appointment at least 3 weeks before your embassy interview to make sure the results are available.
Each applicant who is 15 or older must have a chest x-ray exam for tuberculosis and a blood serological test. You will be given the chest x-ray film, but you don't need to bring it to the embassy interview. As of January 4, 2010, HIV testing is no longer required and HIV infection no longer requires a waiver. The medical exam is only valid for 6 months so make sure you have your embassy interview scheduled within 6 months of your medical exam.
The U.S. Embassy in New Zealand is located at:
23 Customs Street East
Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: (09)303 2724 extension 2810
Fax: (09)366 0870