From the 1st. October 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that all immigrant visa applicants over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Faced with this new requirement, the Immigrant Visa Unit states that to avoid delays in the process of medical examinations of applicants, they urge applicants to begin the vaccination process as soon as possible, in case they have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine.
They emphasize that “being fully vaccinated means having received both doses of the vaccine, which can take around 28 days.”
The applicant will need to present the original vaccination card and a color copy of it to the medical panel on the day of their appointment.
This new requirement is a crucial step so that we can all fight together against the new Delta variant of COVID-19.