Medical Examination

Please be advised that, the price of a medical exam is now 20,000 DJF (112 USD) for a child and 50,000 DJF (280 USD) for an adult. This is as a result of the Centers for Disease Control’s new gonorrhea testing requirement.

There is currently a two-to-three-week wait time for medical exams. To help us ensure the timely processing of all immigrant visa cases, please arrive in Djibouti no later than three weeks prior to your scheduled appointment.

The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti oversees the panel physician program in Djibouti but is not responsible for ensuring that a medical examination is completed prior to a visa interview. This is solely the applicant’s responsibility.

All medical examinations, once completed, are transmitted within five business days from the panel physician’s office to the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti to be included in the applicant’s case file.

Before the issuance of an immigrant visa, every applicant, regardless of age, must undergo a medical examination. The examination will be conducted by a licensed physician as designated by the U.S. Embassy who has been trained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disease monitoring protocols.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to cover any examination costs, which are in addition to the visa fees.

The Panel Physicians for the Djibouti Consular District is:

Address: Quartier Commercial
Place Lagarde B.P. 1188
Djibouti, Rép. De Djibouti

White building adjacent to BCIMR and facing plaza located on Rue Marchand; enter stairwell nearest traffic circle and Parliament.

Phone: (+253) 35 38 59
Hours: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM and 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Saturday to Thursday


Plateau du Serpent
Rue de la Gare
Beside French Embassy
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

The Clinic is a beige two-storey building located on the corner beside the French Embassy and across from a 7-storey white apartment building known as the SABA BANK building.

Entrance to Clinic is wheelchair friendly.
Phone: +253.21 35 25 85
Phone: +253.77 16 31 71
Hours: 07.00 am – 07.00 pm – every day


Medical exam:  adult – 50,000 DJF (approx. 280 USD) / child – 20,000 DJF (approx. 112 USD)
DNA collection: First person – 15,000 DJF (approx. 90 USD)
Each person additional – 10,000 DJF (approx. 60 USD)

Certain types of vaccinations are also required for immigrant visa applicants before they are allowed to travel to the United Sates, which may vary in price depending on market conditions. Applicants are responsible for purchasing any required vaccinations from licensed pharmacists in Djibouti using a prescription from the panel physician.

Please see additional information about medical requirements for immigrating to the United States.