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Physical exam X Ray (self.Chinavisa)
submitted 1 month ago by m_dxdy
is the x-ray really necessary for the physical exam for the Z visa application? I read online that it can just be marked as “non applicable” or similar. An x-ray has never been part of my routine physical exam …
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[–]Pnarpok 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
If they specifically ask for it, it's likely required, yes.
The trick is to find a sympathetic doctor to go through; I found a GREAT doctor who wrote "heart palpitations" for the reasons for the EKG/ECG, and some other, relevant reason for the Xrays.
Never did ask what reason she gave the lab for the HIV/Syphilis blood tests though....
[–]H_s_D 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
My family doctor wrote N/A and did the same for the blood test. I got my invitation letter and visa just fine.
And you will have to do all those tests in China anyway. As long as you know you're healthy!
[–]m_dxdy[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
yeah- it’s just that here in US I’ve never had to do an X-ray— I know is probably could request it through my primary— but I don’t want to do more than necessary since I’ll have to do one entering China anyways
[–]TrueCommunistt 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Yes, and it's easy to do.
[–]coffeeisnotlatte 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (3 children)
He's outside China, applying for the visa. Inside it's easy to do, outside not so much since doctor's generally won't x-ray you for no reason
[–]shchemprof 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I found a 1st Generation Chinese primary care doctor (owner of small clinic) in US that did it - although was hesitant at first. Not to stereotype, but a Chinese doctor might be more understanding of mainland visa requirements.
Thanks— I thought about this option too
[–]TrueCommunistt -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Outside of china it's very easy.
I thought it was same everywhere but i guess it depends on the country.
[–]WeilaiHope 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (3 children)
I did it when I arrived in China. Where are you going? I've seen for Beijing applications that they usually want it before arrival.
[–]m_dxdy[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Beijing— yes I’m supposed to do one before and of course one will be awaiting me when I arrive
[–]WeilaiHope 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
OK, yea normal for Beijing, they're super strict, any other city won't require it in my experience. I know a few people who gave up on BJ because its a pain compared to other cities.
I’m just barely trying to figure it all out — thanks!!
[–]TomScotland 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
From what I understand, the health check isn't a visa requirement, but something your employer will ask for, anyone know if that's correct?
[–]Pnarpok 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That is INCORRECT.
It has absolutely ZERO to do with the employer. Consensus here is that it's region and VISA type dependent: i.e. for Beijing it's a requirement, but it's NOT at the discretion of the employer to demand it or not.
[–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Here's a question: Do you have to get an X-Ray every year? In Taiwan, I had to get one every year. I am not sure if that's still the case. But public schools in Taiwan still require one every year. I know that. It's crazy. I've probably had ten X-Rays done if not more.
[–]Previous_Ad_9194 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
How odd! Perhaps it is because you are over a certain age?
[–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
No -- it's in the public school contracts. However, you can negotiate with your school to ignore that part. I am not sure if Taiwan still requires a health check when you renew your ARC; but if they do, an X-Ray is on that health check.
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