IMMIGRATION LAW & COVID-19
Any clients who are submitting Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) after October 1, 2021 must prove that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. This advisory applies to individuals who are applying for a green card or for an immigrant visa with the State Department. If the form is submitted prior to October 1, then proof of COVID vaccination will not be required.
For proof of vaccination, the civil surgeon will physically review the following records:
- Vaccination record
- Copy of medical chart written by a physician, or
- Review from relevant medical personnel
Exceptions to the vaccine requirement include:
- Children too young to get the vaccine
- People with medical conditions preventing vaccinationg
- Immigrants whose home nations don’t have vaccines
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Air Travel to U.S.
Starting November 2021, all travelers to the United States will need to provide proof of COVID vaccination before boarding a plane, as well as a negative COVID test within 72 hours of departure time or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 3 months. If you’re considering traveling to the U.S., you’ll need to make arrangements for getting vaccinated as soon as possible to ensure a smooth travel process.
Practices and policies regarding the Covid-19 vaccine will be changing in response to the new requirements. If you have questions about how this will affect your case, call (866) 806-7011 or contact us online.