- The USCIS will require the vaccine against Covid for all people who apply for permanent residence in the United States.
- The agency that controls immigration matters in the country reported that from October 1 they will implement the new requirement.
- Authorities specified that applicants must be fully vaccinated, that is, they must have received one or two doses, according to the manufacturer of the vaccine.
This Tuesday, the agency that controls immigration matters in the country reported that starting October 1 they will require applicants for permanent residence and also other types of visa to be fully vaccinated against covid-19.
USCIS will require anticovid vaccine for those who apply for permanent residence
This measure was taken by USCIS after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a series of recommendations against the coronavirus on August 17.
Covid vaccination is now a new immigration requirement, as USCIS is including it in its policy guide. In such a way that immigrants who are requesting their papers must comply with the complete vaccination in their immigration medical examination.
The authorities specified that applicants must comply with the complete vaccination, that is, one or two doses, according to the manufacturer of the vaccine that is applied. Once vaccinated, they will have to provide the record that supports the immunization.
USCIS will begin to request this requirement as of October 1, so all Forms I-693 signed by doctors “on that date or later” must include it, reported the EFE agency.
Permanent residents will have to get vaccinated
For those who apply for legal permanent residence or another type of visa, a medical review is generally something common that allows the government to verify that the person does not have any condition or disease that prevents the approval of their documentation.
All these physical exams are recorded on Form I-693.
The exception to the norm
Of course, there is an exception to the rule and it concerns children applying for an immigrant visa, for whom vaccines against covid-19 are not recommended due to their age, and for people who for health reasons cannot receive the vaccination. vaccine.
Applicants for permanent residence from countries where vaccines against covid-19 are “not available” will also be exempt. In addition, exemptions will be considered for applicants with religious or moral objections to receiving the vaccine.
USCIS will require anticovid vaccine for those who apply for permanent residence.
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