Medical Treatment in the U.S.
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Information for Applicants Traveling to the U.S. for Medical Treatment
Medical services in the United States are very expensive. U.S. law prohibits the issuance of a visa to anyone in danger of becoming a public charge, including individuals who will require medical care at the expense of federal, state, or local government agencies.
If you are seeking medical care in the U.S., you will have to present certain information during your interview at the Consulate.
You will have to present a letter from a doctor or a hospital in the United States certifying that you have been accepted for treatment. The letter should include the estimated cost and expected length of the proposed treatment and, if necessary, hospitalization. You should also present a letter from your doctor here describing your illness and prognosis.
You will also have to present proof that you have taken steps to pay the treatment cost, as described in the letter from the doctor or hospital in the United States . The proof should be presented in either of the following forms:
- Affidavit of support from a U.S. citizen or resident confirming both his or her wish and ability to pay for the treatment. The affidavit should demonstrate sufficient income and/or other financial resources to enable your sponsor to pay for the treatment. A copy of a recent bank statement or other financial documents should be included as proof of ability to meet the proposed expenses.
- If appropriate, a letter from your prospective doctor and/or hospital, indicating that all the expenses will be covered by the doctor and/or hospital.