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Instructions for Immigrant Visa Applicants (PDF)


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									                                                 Embassy of the United States of America
                                                                         Dublin, Ireland

                                      Medical Examinations

Dear Applicant:

In connection with your immigrant visa application, you and all members of your family
immigrating with you must receive a medical examination. You should contact one of the
doctors listed below and arrange an appointment for your medical.

The following doctors are authorized to conduct medical examinations up to February 10,

          Dr. David Donovan, Suite 7, Block A, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork.
          Tel: (021) 4865894. Fax: (021) 4888331. E-mail: D.Donovan@Ireland.com

           Dr. Tim Gleeson, Irish Health Care, Unit 3, Blackrock Clinic, Rock Road,
                                    Blackrock, Co. Dublin
                                     Tel: (01) 288-0111

The following doctors are authorized to conduct medical examinations up to May 8, 2010.

                    Dr. Patrick Kelly 40 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9
                                       Tel: (01) 837-7315

                      Dr. Damian Rutledge, Park Avenue Medical Centre
                           28a Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4
                                     Tel: (01) 269-5169

                     Dr. Seamus Cryan, 6 Snipe Lawn, Newcastle, Galway
                                    Tel: (091) 521-666

A valid passport must be presented as a means of identification for each person taking a
medical examination. The medical examination fees, including x-ray and blood test fees, must
be paid directly to the examining physician. The fee for adults is €350. The fee is less (€210)
for children who have not reached their 15th birthday and are exempt for the x-ray and blood test

You should contact your family physician or health board to get a copy of your immunization
records to bring to your appointment with the panel physician. Each person presenting
themselves for medical examination must have one photograph as described on the attached
                                                    Embassy of the United States of America
                                                          Dublin, Ireland

                 Photographs Specifications for Medical Examination

The photograph of each visa applicant must be an un-mounted, full-face photograph, taken
within the past six months. A ‘full-face’ photograph is one in which the applicant is facing
the camera directly. The applicant should not be looking down or to either side, and the face
should cover about 50 percent of the photograph. Although variations in hair styles and in
head coverings make it difficult to rigorously define the term ‘face’ in general the head of the
applicant, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the
tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hair line side-to-side. It is preferable that the ears
be exposed. The key requirement is for the photograph to clearly identify the applicant.
The photograph should measure 2 inches square (roughly 50 mm square) with the head
centered in the frame. The head (measured from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin)
should measure between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (25 mm to 35 mm) with the eye level
between 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (28 mm and 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo.
Photos may be either in color or black and white and must be taken within the last six
months. They must be taken against a white or off-white background. Any photos taken in
front of busy, patterned or dark backgrounds will not be acceptable.
Head coverings are acceptable only under very limited circumstances (religious) and then
only when the applicants’ face is completely exposed. Using felt pen to avoid mutilation of
the photographs, lightly print the name of the subject on the back of all photos.


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