K1 Medical

K1 Visa requirements for St. Luke’s Clinic Manila Philippines 

November 04, 2018

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

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

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

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).


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.



About St. Lukes 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 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. 


About St. Lukes & What their building looks like.

How to Contact St. Lukes



Under U.S. immigration law, ALL applicants for fiancé(e) 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″ x 2″). 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.


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 limitation at the clinic.



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 case 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 the proper shielding. Applicants who have previous chest X-rays must bring the results with them to SLMCEC for comparative analysis.



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.



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.


“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.


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


IMPORTANT: Please be mindful of US Embassy Holidays:

Online Registration Now Available for U.S. Immigrant Visa Applicants

To aid in the registration process, U.S. Immigrant Visa applicants may now use our Online Registration Form to pre-register. To pre-register, please click here.

St. Luke’s Medical Center EXTENSION CLINIC


(For U.S. Immigrant Visa Applicants Only)


Opening Hours

Reception Area

4:00 AM

U.S. Counter

5:00 AM

Releasing Area

9:00 AM

Sputum Collection

6:30 AM


7:00 AM


7:00 AM


7:00 AM

Laboratory Reception

7:00 AM


7:30 AM

Tuberculin Skin Test/IGRA Test

7:30 AM

Physical Examination

8:30 AM

For the convenience of those who come early, the guards may allow applicants to enter St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic premises as early as 4:30 AM but the schedule of operation of each working area will be observed.


Whenever applicable, please bring the following:

  • ⇒ Old chest x-ray films not less than 3 months prior to the medical examination

  • ⇒ Immunization record


    Your vaccination documentation will only be honored if it contains the following details:

  • ⇒ personal copy (e.g. baby book) or copy of medical chart indicating received vaccines

  • complete date of receipt of vaccination

  • must include signature (license number, if applicable) of doctor or health worker who administered vaccine

  • Detailed medical certificate regarding a previously-treated or currently managed clinically significant illness which should contain the following information:  

  • duration and date of treatment  

  • surgical procedure or medical intervention done  

  • complete final diagnosis  

  • outcome of treatment or treatment plans and prognosis, if availableApplicants are also required to provide the name, address and contact number of their petitioner in the U.S.A.


Medical Examination Requirements

  • ⇒ Physical Examination – Required for all applicants, regardless of age

  • ⇒ Tuberculin Skin Test – Required for applicants 2-14 years of age

  • ⇒ Chest X-ray (CXR) – Required for all adult applicants aged 15 and above, or children who had exposure to TB Cases or history of TB disease

  • ⇒ Syphilis Test – Required for applicants 15 years old and above.

  • ⇒ Pregnancy Test – For women of child-bearing age (15 to 40 years old)


 Important Reminders

  1. Female applicants of child-bearing age cannot undergo medical examination during their menstrual period. Applicants who have their menstrual period should come back one week after the last day of their period.
  2. Since Tuberculin Skin Testing requires an observation period of 48-72 hours, applicants 2-14 years old are advised not to come for their medical examination on a Thursday. The clinic is closed on weekends, so the TST cannot be interpreted before it expires.Applicants are advised return to the clinic at least an hour before the time indicated on the TST return slip, to prevent expiration of TST.


Working Flowchart


  1. Applicants are advised to take their meals prior to coming over for their medical examination since food is not allowed within the premises and all the initial blood and urine tests do not require a fasting state. There are restaurants near St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic and drinking fountains are available within the building.
  2. Females within the reproductive age group are advised not to schedule their medical examination during their menstrual period. Otherwise, they will be required to come back one week after the last day of their menstruation.


  • Medical results and documents will be released according to the physical examination, x-ray and laboratory results, which will be conducted and processed in accordance with the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy and the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention.
  • The medical report and visa photographs are submitted by St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic directly to the U.S. Embassy, with few exceptions. In most cases, only the passport, CD of Chest X-ray, and Vaccination Documentation Worksheet are given to the applicants.