Whatever country you choose to get a VISA in, it will probably require a Medical Health Certificate (with your doctor's letterhead, signature and stamp) to be included as part of your visa application. We needed it for our Non Lucrative Visa Application for Spain, in both English and Spanish (the language of our destination country).
If you're like me, you might be asking yourself:
What is a medical health certificate? Can I see an example?
Before moving, I searched high and low for an example of this document.
I couldn't find much in my search, so I thought this might be a handy post to show you guys the letter we ended up submitting to our Spanish consulate. (And they approved it just fine! Woohoo!)
This is an example of our medical health certificate letter, stamped and signed from our doctor:
I made an appointment for each of our family members to get a physical, and gave my basic printed wording example to the doctor, explaining what was needed and why.
They drafted it up on their official letterhead and I was able to pick up the letters within a few days! :) Awesome!
Check your consulate website to see what they require for the wording on this document.
The consulate website should be pretty specific about what is needed, and there are fairly straightforward requirements world-wide on what this letter is used for and what wording it needs to have.
I copied and pasted the exact wording, then translated it into Spanish (because we were moving to Spain) and printed a sample for the doctor.
Be sure to match your wording to what your specific consulate requires, and you should be fine.
What should the medical health certificate for my visa application SAY:
If you'd like to copy/paste my wording, here is what I wrote (and then translated into Spanish) on our health certificates:
"To Whom It May Concern: This health certificate verifies that __your name__ does not suffer from any illnesses that could cause serious repercussions to public health according to the specifications of the international sanitary regulation of 2005."
Be sure to have yours printed on the doctor's official letterhead, signed and stamped with their official medical stamp. (I know I said this already, but just want to make sure you remember so it doesn't cause you any headaches!)
That's it! Pretty straightforward, right?
Check out our other Visa Application posts to see examples of other documents, and be sure to download our free visa prep checklist to help you stay organized! 😉
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