The United States officially announced that it will not give green cards to persons unvaccinated from COVID-19
COVID-1 vaccination will be required to successfully pass the immigration medical examination from September 19, reports US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Ранее ForumDaily wrote, , what The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccinations required for immigrants, now it has been confirmed and US Citizenship and Immigration Services. From October 1, 2021, applicants subject to an immigration medical examination (all applicants for a green card, winners of the DV lottery and not only pass this examination), дMust be fully vaccinated against COVID-19before the relevant medic can conduct immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693 (examination and vaccination report).
This requirement will take effect on October 1 and will apply to all Forms I-693 in the future. The Immigration Service is currently working on updating Form I-693 and its instructions to include this new requirement.
Generally, applicants for lawful permanent resident status and certain other visa applicants must undergo an immigration medical examination. This is done to make sure the potential immigrant does not have any medical conditions that would make him unacceptable to move to the United States for health reasons. USCIS appoints special doctors to conduct the immigration medical examination of the applicants. Following the examination, the doctor signs Form I-693.
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USCIS may grant exemption from vaccination requirements under the following conditions:
- the applicant is not age-appropriate for vaccination;
- vaccination is contraindicated for health reasons;
- unavailability or limited availability of the vaccine an amount that could lead to a significant delay in the applicant's vaccination.
Individuals can also apply for an individual waiver based on religious or moral beliefs by completing Form I-601 "Notice of Inadmissibility Disclaimer".
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