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The last time I got an O-A visa from Washington DC USA in 2015 I tried to use a Thai doctor signed medical form that I obtained in Bangkok for 100 baht. The Thai embassy would not accept it. My USA doctor refused to sign the medical form because it was weird according to his words. 

 

I had to go to a doctor in the box clinic and pay almost 275.00 to get him to sign the form and do the tb test etc...

 

Has anyone been able to use a Thai doctor medical report for an O-A visa in USA. If so when and where. If not does anyone know a doctor or clinic in Texas that will sign the form cheaper than 275.00 USA dollars. 

 

I have an extension of stay now but I am thinking of going back to use the O-A visas if I can resolve the medical form cost issue. Thank you for your input. 

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I checked around at the walk in clinics till I found a doctor willing to do it reasonably.  

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OP as mentioned above.... you may need check with couple different quacks.

I attended one who wanted to run blood tests. I left.

Next place I had no problem. Doctor signed the form I took in with me. I also asked office to put their clinic stamp on it. Cost zero.

BTW au.

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The embassy website does not state that the medical certificate has to be done by a doctor in the states. Perhaps they have changed the requirements since 2015. The only way to know with any certainty would be to contact the embassy.

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If you have a US health insurance, the check should be free as a yearly physical exam mandated in ACA. My insurance paid $175 that the doctor charged. 

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I do not believe very many Doctors or Clinics in the USA will simply sign the OA Medical Form unless they know your medical history.  

 

3 years ago I got the medical done for the OA from the LA Consulate.  I paid $260 dollars at an Occupational Health Clinic.  Due to the changes in Obamacare “ I could not keep my doctor” and had to go a medical insurance provider that was run like a Socialist country( I will not name the plan). The wait for an appointment was very long.  

 

If your are quoted $275 then it seems like a fair price.  For the $260  the doctor at the clinic(he did not know me) wanted a chest x ray and a blood test.  For LA Thai Consulate I was told that the medical must from a US Doctor or Clinic because I was using a US Home Address. I do not know what the response would be if I had claimed a Thai Address?

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5 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

I checked around at the walk in clinics till I found a doctor willing to do it reasonably.  

What city and state. I went to 5 before the doctor would sign it for 275 dollars including the tb test. The doctors don’t like the form as it makes no sense and they are signing official documents that are not in their normal course of practice. 

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3 hours ago, onera1961 said:

If you have a US health insurance, the check should be free as a yearly physical exam mandated in ACA. My insurance paid $175 that the doctor charged. 

My family doctor I had for years with health insurance refused to sign the form. It was not what he normally sees for a form and was “weird” according to him. When they say no you cannot make them. 

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5 hours ago, Wake Up said:

My family doctor I had for years with health insurance refused to sign the form. It was not what he normally sees for a form and was “weird” according to him. When they say no you cannot make them. 

My UK doctor a few years ago also thought it was a very strange requirement, but agreed to do it on the condition of checking briefly through my medical files after surgery. This could easily depend on the doctor who was on rotation that day, so to be sure this year I got one from a clinic in Thailand before applying for Non O-A, the London embassy was good with it.

 

Not sure why they rejected yours - it'd need to be recently signed by the Thai doctor and stamped by the clinic, and be the version of the form that includes third stage syphilis. There's a very similar looking medical form they often sign here for work permits that doesn't include this on the list. 

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5 hours ago, Wake Up said:

My family doctor I had for years with health insurance refused to sign the form. It was not what he normally sees for a form and was “weird” according to him. When they say no you cannot make them. 

My family doctor in Hawaii signed mine for me but then she knows me and knows my medical history.  I had some questions and tried to call the Thai Embassy in D.C. many, many times and could never get anyone to answer the phone.  I even left a message and my number but nobody called me back. 

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The last time I got an O-A visa from Washington DC USA in 2015 I tried to use a Thai doctor signed medical form that I obtained in Bangkok for 100 baht. The Thai embassy would not accept it.

 

OP, they don't want the 40 to 100 baht ones you can get at a clinic. But I'm sure that they're okay with one that states that you don't have elephantiasis, nor Syphilis.  

 

Many doctors at clinics these days have added that, but you can go to a goverment hospital where they'll make a blood test, perhaps an x-ray and you won't pay more than 600 baht. I can show you an example what it looks like if you want. 

 

  

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18 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

The last time I got an O-A visa from Washington DC USA in 2015 I tried to use a Thai doctor signed medical form that I obtained in Bangkok for 100 baht. The Thai embassy would not accept it.

 

OP, they don't want the 40 to 100 baht ones you can get at a clinic. But I'm sure that they're okay with one that states that you don't have elephantiasis, nor Syphilis.  

 

Many doctors at clinics these days have added that, but you can go to a goverment hospital where they'll make a blood test, perhaps an x-ray and you won't pay more than 600 baht. I can show you an example what it looks like if you want. 

 

  

What...is this a USA thing? 

The list of diseases check on list belongs as outdated nonsense. Throw in TB. 

Give me Syphilis over HIV positive, I will select Syphilis any day of the week.

I suggest any other members reading thread approach MD with Thai form. Explain the nonsense of it all and that its for visa only. Well perhaps excluding USA.

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41 minutes ago, Date Masamune said:

What is a “doctor in a box clinic” ?

You for real. You type something related to op but you no reference it. 

The OP most likely made minor typo or its a usa term. Im guessing just local MD in clinic. Have you obtained a medical for O-A

If you have please advise op on your experience. 

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You for real. You type something related to op but you no reference it. 
The OP most likely made minor typo or its a usa term. Im guessing just local MD in clinic. Have you obtained a medical for O-A
If you have please advise op on your experience. 

I’m interested because I want O-A from LAX consul.
Doe this box clinic allow walking in without appointment? Where is it located? An examination for a visa will not be payed by any US insurance as it is not a medical necessity.

If you are lucky bet you can get your Doctor to sign the form during a regular checkup but I don’t have one.

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