June 19, 2024
medical test for US visa in Nigeria

Undergoing a medical test is often part of the requirements for applying for a US visa. If you are looking to complete your medical test for a US visa in Nigeria, but you are not sure of the right hospital to use, how to book an appointment, how much it would cost, how long it would take, etc., then you should read this article because it answers these questions and a couple of other questions people also ask. 

Where can I get a medical test for US visa in Nigeria? 

For your medical test result to be accepted by the US Embassy when applying for a US visa, it must be done with a physician accredited by the US Consulate General. In Nigeria, there are only 3 physicians approved by the US Consulate, and they are located in Lagos and Abuja.

Approved clinic for medical test for US visa in Lagos


Physician Clinic Address Contact details
Dr. Samuel Ahadi Baghuma Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC),
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
No. 1 Isaac John Street, G.R.A. Ikeja
Email: iomlagosmedicalbooking@iom.int


Phone numbers:

+234(0) 8022264059
+234(0) 09 092156079
+234(0) 09 099991256

MyMedical (iom.int)

Dr. Ade Alakija Q-Life Family Clinic


Plot 155A, Prince Ade Odedina Street
Off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island Annex


Phone numbers:
+234 8099742000
+234 8113975433

Website: https://www.qlifefamilyclinic.com


Approved clinic for medical test for US visa in Abuja


Physician Clinic Address Contact details
Dr. Aden Guliye Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC),
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
No. 55 Hassan Musa Katsina Road



+234 (0) 09 460 58400
+234 (0) 01 465 6600Mobile:
+234(0) 809 563 7898
+234 (0) 0808 522 1427
+234 (0) 0703 289 8491

Email: iomabujamedicalbooking@iom.int

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How to schedule an appointment for US visa medicals in Nigeria

To schedule an appointment with the physicians in Migration Assessment Centre, IOM, visit MyMedical (iom.int)

You will be requested to select your country of departure and destination then your preferred centre (Abuja or Lagos). After choosing your preferred centre, you’d have to read and accept the Terms and Conditions and the Requirements and Procedure before you’d be allowed to continue to the next page where you can select an appointment date and time from the available options. 

To book an appointment with the physician in Q-Life Family clinic, click here: USA immigration health screening and follow the instructions/ prompts.

How much does it cost for medical exam for US visa?

Age range Q-Life Family Clinic* Migration Health Assessment Centre, IOM* Medical test required
Immigrant visa Non-immigrant visa
Less than 2 years 47,500 26,000 24,000 – Detailed medical history

– Full physical exam

2 – 14 years 89,500 46,500 25,000 – Detailed medical history

– Full physical exam

– IGRA test for TB

15 years and above 68,500 57,000 50,000 – Detailed medical history

– Full physical exam

 – Chest X-ray 

– Urine tests

– Blood test for syphilis

You may have to pay extra if you need vaccinations or other tests*

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How to pay

To pay for your medical test with IOM, make a bank transfer to the account of the centre you will be using.

IOM Lagos account details:

Name of Bank: Standard Chartered Bank
Account Name: International Organisation for Migration
Account Number: 0001855256
SWIFT Code/BIC: 068080017

IOM Abuja account details

Name of bank: Standard Chartered Bank
Account Name: International Organisation for Migration
Account Number: 0001847002
SWIFT Code/BIC: 068080017

When booking an appointment with Q-Life Family Clinic on their portal, you’ll be able to pay with a naira credit/debit card. 

What documents are required for medical examination for US visa?

When going for your medical test, go with the following:

  1. Original international passport
  2. Eyeglasses/ contact lenses (if applicable)
  3. Complete COVID-19 vaccination card and other vaccination records
  4. Medical record for any previous or current medical condition (if anny)
  5. Immunization records (if any) 
  6. Specialist report (if any) 
  7. Medication (if any) 
  8. Visa interview letter
  9. DS-260 confirmation page.
  10. Proof of payment
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Questions people also ask

Is medical test required for US visa?

If you are applying for an immigrant visa, yes, you’d have to do a medical test. However, if you are applying for a non-immigrant visa (such as study visa, medical visa, tourism visa, etc) it may not be required.

How long does a US visa medical take?

US visa medical test is completed the same day. It take approximately 4 – 5 hours.

What medical test is required for US visa?

Detailed medical history review, physical examination, chest x-ray (if you are 15 years and above), blood test and TB test (for applicants aged 2 years and above).

When should I schedule my medical exam for US visa?

You are required to do your medical test at least 2 weeks before your interview date. Hence, as soon as you receive your visa interview appointment date, you should book a date for your medical exam. 

However, do not book your medical exam more than 3 months before your interview date (assuming you have that much window). 

Do you have any other questions related to completing a medical test for US visa in Nigeria? You could ask in the comments section below.

How long is medical valid for US immigrant visa?

Your medical test result will be valid for 6 months.

Good luck with your visa application!

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