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Hello,

Can a person apply for a visa to come to the USA for medical treatment? Does he have to prove that he has incurable sickness that cannot be treated in his country? If yes, how does he have to process?

Thank you for your help.

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Hi,

Yes, a visitor visa can be issued based on medical treatment in the U.S. The applicant should apply at the nearest U.S. Consulate for a visitor visa (B-2) and carry with him documents such as medical records which show that effective treatment is available in the U.S. and that the treatment in his home country is not as effective. Also, he should carry evidence that he has made arrangements to be treated at a particular medical facility in the U.S., and that he can afford to pay for the treatment.

The following website is helpful: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1262.html#10a

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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