K1 Requirements St Lukes Manila Philippines


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1177 J. Bocobo St., Ermita, Manila

K1 Requirements St Lukes
gives you a glimpse of what to expect.


A day that most prefer to forget, if you don’t like to be stuck with needles and giving blood then undressing for an x-ray, will make the US Embassy Interview seem a lot nicer.

Located at 1177 J. Bocobo St., Ermita, Manila

The medical examination fee is US$335.00 for adults, in pesos pay Php 17,025.00 (15 years of age or older) and US$185.00 for children, in pesos pay Php 9,583.00. (14 years of age or younger). Repeat X-rays will cost US$7 each.

Doors open at 4 AM but arrive early to insure getting in because this is first come first served. The line normally starts forming at 2 AM and you are not required to fast.

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What should I bring to my medical examination?

  • Appointment letter sent by the National Visa Center or an e-mail confirmation from the Visa Information and Appointment Service.
  • DS-160 Confirmation page of each applicant.
  • Appropriate medical examination fee.
  • Passport (valid for at least 6 months)
  • Three color pictures (2 inches x 2 inches) with a white background(two are for the visa and one is for the medical report).

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What happens after I have my medical examination?

  • The medical report, passport and visa pictures are submitted by SLMCEC to the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Only the chest x-ray film and immunization form are given to the applicants in the SLMCEC releasing section.
  • The medical examination usually takes two to three working days to process but can extend up to a few months if there are required tests that need to be completed.
  • What do I do if I miss my interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila because of prolonged and/or additional tests conducted by SLMCEC?
  • After determining that you are clear to travel, SLMCEC will advise you regarding interview scheduling.

K1 Requirements St Lukes


About St. Luke’s Clinic Manila Philippines.

St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC) was established in 1982 with the objective of ensuring provision of quality medical screening services for U.S. immigrant visa applicants through accurate and efficient data management, customer delight, and internal culture of professional service with the highest degree of integrity and honesty.

A year later, upon recommendation of the U.S. Embassy Manila, the Department of State appointed SLEC as the exclusive medical screening panel site in the Philippines. Over the years, it expanded its operations in providing the same services to visa applicants of the Embassies of Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In year 2000, its home found its niche in the busy tourist district of Manila as a prominent 7-storey facility.

With a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ concept, all the required tests and professional services like specialty referrals, with few exceptions, are available within the building as a feature to simplify procedures and likewise negate an applicant’s need to travel from one clinic to another. This set-up also ensures that quality controls are monitored and maintained, and that anti-fraud measures are always observed throughout the medical screening process.

SLEC added another feather to its cap in 2008 when it was evaluated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) and Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) in partnership with the Federal Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET)

And the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) as an invaluable tool in determining SLEC’s adaptability and capacity in implementing dynamic guidelines for the medical examination of U.S. immigrant visa applicants. Clinic staff was found to be competent, well-trained, and highly motivated to follow established procedures to serve clients well.

This distinction has earned SLEC the stature to be model for other medical screening facilities worldwide. Since then, SLEC has been continuously setting standards for excellence in medical screening services.

K1 Requirements St Lukes

K1 Visa and CR1 Visa Applicants:

This is the U.S. Embassy’s accredited medical facility.

Located at 1177 J. Bocobo St., Ermita, Manila.

Telephone numbers are 521-0020 and 521-8647, for U.S. Applicants dial +63 2 524-6083 +63 2 523-8248 extension no. 6108

Operation hours Monday through Friday (except on Philippine holidays), from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Fees must be paid only in Philippine pesos at the prevailing exchange rate. 

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MEDICAL EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS 
FOR FIANCEE VISA APPLICANTS

Under U.S. immigration law, ALL applicants for fiancée visas are required to undergo and complete a medical examination, regardless of age. The medical examination findings by a panel physician are binding on the consular officer and used to determine eligibility to receive a visa. 

When you go to SLMCEC for medical examination, you must bring your passport and three (4) photo (size: 2″x2″). It is important to complete your medical examination before you come to the Embassy for your visa interview. Otherwise, your visa application may be refused or you may be asked to return for another appointment. The medical examination results are delivered directly to the Embassy.

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First-Come, First-Served

Applicants are examined on a first-come, first-served basis. Medical examinations may take more than one day to complete. Female applicants may request a female doctor to perform the examination. Unless it is necessary, do not bring companions due to space limitations at the clinic.

X-Rays

A chest X-ray is not required for children below 15 years old unless symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) exist, there is a history of TB, or there has been possible exposure of TB with a known cause such as a family or household member with TB.

The U.S. Public Health Service/Centers for Disease Control (USPHS/CDC) mandates women who are pregnant to have chest X-ray examinations conducted. Chest X-rays for pregnant women are not dangerous if taken with proper shielding. Applicants who have previous chest X-rays must bring the results with them to SLMCEC for comparative analysis.

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VACCINATION REQUIREMENT FOR “K” VISA APPLICANTS

U.S. immigration law requires that ALL immigrant visa applicants be vaccinated against certain vaccine-preventable diseases before they can be admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

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Vaccinations currently required are as follows:

√ Mumps
√ Measles
√ Rubella
√ Polio
√ Tetanus
√ Diphtheria
√ Pertussis
√ Haemophilus influenzae Type B
√ Rotavirus
√ Hepatitis A
√ Hepatitis B
√ Meningococcal disease
√ Varicella
√ Pneumococcal
√ Influenza

Any other vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices.


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“K” visa applicants, as nonimmigrant visa applicants, are technically not subject to the vaccination requirement. “K” visa applicants who refuse to comply with the vaccination requirement will not be denied a visa on that basis. As a matter of expediency, however, it is encouraged that “K” visa applicants meet the vaccination requirement before they are admitted into the U.S.


Bring Your Vaccination Records for the Panel Physician’s Review

You should bring records to show that you have already received vaccinations against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. The panel physician will review the vaccination records and will determine if you meet the vaccination requirement.

Only the panel physician can determine which vaccinations are medically appropriate. This could mean that you may be required to repeat doses of vaccines that you have already received. Administering a second dose, however, will not endanger your health.

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Adjustment of Status Application after “K” Applicant’s Admission into the U.S.

After you have been admitted to the U.S. in “K” status and apply for adjustment from nonimmigrant to a permanent resident (green card holder), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the panel physician’s vaccination assessment to determine your admissibility on medical grounds.

Applicants who have not fully complied with the vaccination requirement will have to do so before they may finalize their adjustment of status in the U.S. FilAm Immigrations will assist our client with their I-693 as part of their Adjustment of Status. FORM I-693

K1 Requirements St Lukes