People who want to go to the United States for medical treatment must meet the same requirements as those applying for tourist visas, such as social and economic ties to their home country. They must meet several additional requirements.
People with infectious diseases may not be able to get a visa.
If you want to help a relative in the United States with a procedure such as kidney donation, you must present medical documents to both the country and the United States that a suitable donor and all necessary matching and screening have been made in advance.
Visa applicants seeking medical treatment in the United States must present evidence from the recommended list below to help establish their eligibility for a visa. Such evidence does not guarantee the issuance of a visa if the applicant is found to be otherwise ineligible.
- It should be determined that the treatment sought is not available in its home country and that medical facilities in the United States hold out hope of a cure.
You should also go to a U.S. Embassy Panel doctor to determine whether the treatment is available in their home country or should be performed in the United States.
- A letter from your doctor in your country stating the diagnosis of your condition and what treatments will be required.
- A statement from a U.S. doctor or institution accepting the patient for recommended medical treatment, estimated the total duration and total cost of treatment, including outpatient treatment, if the applicant is unable to return to the country immediately. A letter from this facility can be sent to your doctor or to you.
- Evidence that you have been accepted for treatment at a licensed medical facility in the United States and that you have an appointment.
- Documents on how to meet all expected costs. You must determine that sufficient funds are available to pay for medical and living expenses during any period of treatment and recovery in the United States.
Such evidence may include the following
he is an original bank statement detailing all deposits, withdrawals and fund transfers for the past year.
he does not appear to have health insurance for any visitors to pay for this purpose. None of the visitor insurance plans cover this (neither those purchased domestically nor those purchased in the United States). Insurance is for future unpredictable protection, and it’s not free money to pay all your medical bills.
if those funds are to be provided by a close relative in the United States, a form I-134 Support statement must be provided with proof of claimed income and assets. Such evidence includes income tax records and bank statements showing transactions for the past year. Affidavits of people other than close relatives are unacceptable.