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State Dept. considers amending regulation to include medical examinations for all K Visa applicants

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 1, 2018

    DOS plans to amend its regulation to codify a requirement that all K visa applicants, including K-3 applicants, undergo a medical examination. Further amendments would allow DOS and CDC to identify groups of nonimmigrant visa applicants that require medical examinations via separate public notice. [ID #711]

    Unified Agenda Spring 2018: DOS: Visas: Nonimmigrant Visa Medical Exam

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • November 18, 2018 Existing regulations do not require medical examinations for all K visa applicants, only for fiances of U.S. citizens and their children (K-1s). The regulation is silent on this point regarding K-3s (nonimmigrant spouses of U.S. citizens). See 22 C.F.R. §44.108. 22 C.F.R. §44.108 Medical examination
  • In practice, DOS has long required medical examinations of K-3 visa applicants. Go to article on

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