Travel for Urgent Medical Treatment

Like applicants for any other type of visitor visa, applicants traveling for medical treatment must show they qualify under the provisions of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.

In addition, whenever an applicant seeks admission to the United States for medical treatment, the consular officer is required to obtain medical information about the nature of the disease, defect or disability for which treatment is being sought.  Persons with certain kinds of diseases or disabilities may require special processing prior to obtaining a visa.

Finally, the consular officer must determine whether the applicant has sufficient funds to pay all costs of the treatment.  In other words, the consular officer must be confident that the applicant will not become a public charge if allowed to enter the U.S.

Please see the instructions on how to apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa. If the applicant is seeking emergency medical treatment and must travel immediately, please  see instructions at:

In addition, the applicant must present the following:

  • A letter from a physician in Morocco detailing the applicant’s illness and the reason he/she requires treatment in the United States ( Translated as necessary).
  • A letter from a physician and/or medical facility in the United States expressing a willingness to treat the applicant and his/her ailment. The letter must detail the projected length and cost of treatment (including doctors’ fees, hospitalization fees, and all medical-related expenses).
  • A statement of financial responsibility from the individual(s) or organization that will pay for the applicant’s transportation, medical and living expenses. The individual(s) or organization guaranteeing payment of these expenses must provide proof of ability to do so. This proof can be in the form of bank statements, savings account statements, or other liquid assets.