Vaccination Requirements for Green Card Applicants

Holding a vaccine for immigration purposes

Green card applicants must provide evidence of certain vaccinations in order to be approved for permanent residency.  

  1. Updated Vaccine List:

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now requires all applicants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to the standard vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and varicella.

  1. Documentation and Proof:

Applicants must provide certified proof of vaccination during their medical examination. Ensure that your medical documents are complete and signed by a licensed healthcare provider to avoid processing delays.

  1. Exceptions and Waivers:

Medical, religious, or moral conviction exemptions are available but require detailed documentation. It’s important to consult with your immigration attorney to properly apply for an exemption.

  1. Impact on Application Processing Times:

The new vaccine requirements may affect processing times. We recommend preparing your documentation early.

Our team is ready to assist you in understanding these new requirements and ensuring your application is compliant. If you have concerns about how these changes might affect your case, please contact us at 703.348.1663 for assistance.


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