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Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians and Civil Surgeons

The Division of Global Migration and Quarantine provides the Department of State (DOS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with medical screening guidelines (referred to as Technical Instructions) for all examining physicians, which outline in detail the scope of the medical examination.

For Panel Physicians

Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians

Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians, including the revised Technical Instructions for Vaccination and the revised Technical Instructions for Tuberculosis.

A current listing of panel physicians for a specific U. S. Embassy or Consulate may be obtained by contacting the consular or visa section. Additional information concerning U. S. Embassies and Consulates, including contact information for these sections, is available at the DOS website.

Woman receiving tuberculosis drugs at clinic in Cotonou, Benin

Woman receiving tuberculosis drugs at clinic in Cotonou, Benin

For Civil Surgeons

Technical Instructions for Civil Surgeons

The Technical Instructions for Medical Examination of Aliens used by the Civil Surgeons in the medical examinations conducted in the United States.

Information on civil surgeons in your area is available by contacting the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 or by visiting the Civil Surgeon locater on the USCIS website.

Also, a current listing of civil surgeons for your area may be obtained by contacting your USCIS field office. Additional information concerning USCIS field offices and contact information for those offices is available at the USCIS website.

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