IOM-Migration Health Assessment Center (IOM-MHAC)



International Organization for Migration (IOM) believes that migrants and mobile populations benefit from an improved standard of physical, mental and social well-being, which enables them to substantially contribute towards the social and economic development of their home communities and host societies.

In that light, IOM Nepal conducts Migration Health Assessments for Nepali migrants and provides a package of services that involve a medical screening, a review of the migrant’s medical history, counseling and health education, and final preparation of required immigration medical forms at the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Kathmandu and Damak.


IOM Nepal also provides all necessary Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance to Bhutanese refugees departing for eight resettlement countries. Health assessment protocols are based on the legislation and/or best practices of resettlement country governments, and are performed prior to a refugee’s departure for resettlement.

MHAC ensures that Bhutanese refugees are fit to travel, meet the requirements of the resettlement country, and do not pose a hazard to other travelers or receiving communities.

Information for Visa Applicants

Health Assessments Services Provided for Immigrants by IOM-MHAC 

  1. United States of America
    1. Information sheet
    2. Frequently Asked Questions
    3. Vaccination
    4. Post-vaccination Leaflet
  2. US
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. United Kingdom: Pre-Departure Tuberculosis Detection Programme
  6. New Zealand
  7. Direct Observed Therapy (DOT) Service for immigrants bound for US and Australia
  8. Sputum Analysis Service for Tuberculosis
  9. DNA sample collection service: IOM Nepal offers  sample collection service  for DNA testing to  applicants as per the request from USA, UK, and Australian Embassies.


Please make your appointment over phone or e-mail from IOM call center:

IOM MAP Kathmandu
Tel: (+977) 1 44 17 219 or 44 29 599 Ext: 600/601/604.
Address: IOM-MHAC, 768/44, Thirbam Sadak, Baluwatar-5, Kathmandu, Nepal
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(00977) 023 585 211 or 585 213 Ext. 221
IOM-MHD, Devkota Chowk (New Vegetable Market), Damak-11, Jhapa, Nepal
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Opening hours:
8:00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday (NB: close on IOM Holidays)

General advice for examination day 

    Please do not conceal medical conditions including pregnancy status.
  2. Please bring your medical documents and vaccination record if you have
  3. Please abstain from drinking alcohol on the day before the examination.
  4. Postpone or re-schedule your appointment if you are or your child is acutely ill with a high fever or rash.
  5. As the health assessment process may take time, we recommend you to bring something you can comfortably spend your waiting time (for example, books, toys for your child, baby food, diaper).


Tuberculosis (TB) detection

Identifying and managing medical condition with potential threat to the public heath, public safety and security as well as potential excessive demand to the social services of the host community are migration health assessment objectives. In this light, IOM established the necessary infrastructure to detect Tuberculosis (TB), including a computerized radiology (CR) unit and a microbiological laboratory.


What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air.

TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. Persons with TB can die if they do not get treatment. TB can be cured by proper treatment. But it will be harmful if not treated properly.

If your symptoms or/and your chest X-ray suggests any sign of TB you may need to submit sputum samples for TB analysis. You may have to wait for up to 8 weeks to get the results. If you have already had travel plan, we recommend taking an appointment beforehand.

IOM-MHAC in Figures 


Migration Health Assessments are among the most well-established migration management services offered by IOM.

In Nepal, IOM has conducted health assessments for migrants bound for the US, Australia and the UK, has screened and diagnosed TB patients to be treated and has provided a variety of vaccinations for US bound migrants since August 2010.









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