WHAT IS THE COST OF THE GREEN CARD MEDICAL?
There is no fixed rate but the tests include blood work, skin tests and vaccinations – so the usual cost is around $275 Other things are additional – a chest X-ray for example. If the blood test for syphilis is confirmed there will be an additional charge for the confirmation test.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE RESULTS?
The forms are usually ready in 2-3 days. The laboratory returns test reports within 24 to 48 hours and the tuberculosis test is usually read within 48 to 72 hours. If the tuberculosis test turns out to be positive then a chest x-ray is required, and one more day would then be added to the process.
WILL YOUR INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF THE IMMIGRATION MEDICAL?
No, insurance will not cover the costs – the amount will have to be paid upfront at the time of appearing for the examination.
WHERE CAN ONE FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEW VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS?
Details about the vaccination can be found in the Technical Instructions to Civil Surgeons for Vaccination Requirements, a series of notes that contain information on what is necessary for the vaccination procedures.