Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory for US Green Card Applicants: Immigration Officials

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All green card applicants subject to the immigration medical examination have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting next month, federal immigration officials announced Tuesday. “In general,” said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), “individuals applying to become a lawful permanent resident, and other applicants as deemed necessary, must undergo an immigration medical examination to show they are free from any conditions that would render them inadmissible under the health-related grounds.” And now, as of Oct. 1, applicants subject to the medical examination have to be fully vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19, according to the agency. “That update requires applicants subject to the immigration medical examination to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series (one or two doses, depending on the vaccine) and provide documentation of vaccination to the civil surgeon before completion of the immigration medical examination,” said USCIS, which is overseen by the …

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