COVID 19 Vaccine Advisory from the USCIS.
Vaccine Advisory states that individuals submitting Form I-693, Repot of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, on or after October 1, 2021 must provide proof of vaccination against COVID 19.
If the Form I-693 is completed before October 1, 2021, and remains valid, the applicant will not be required to have the vaccine.
The civil surgeon must physically inspect and confirm the documents proving the applicant received the COVID-19 vaccine. Review of vaccination documentation will require:
- A vaccination record,
- Copy of a medical chart with physician entries, or Review by appropriate medical personnel.
Self-reported vaccine doses will not signify proper proof. Additionally, the Form I-693 must be completed by the civil surgeon and must document the doses and the formulation of the vaccine.
Blanket exceptions to the vaccine requirements include:
- Applicants who are too young to receive the vaccine,
- Individuals who have a medical contraindication to the vaccine, or
- Foreign nationals who live in an area where approved vaccines are “not routinely available.”
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