The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that US permanent residence applicants must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination beginning October 1, 2021. The CDC has classified the Covid-19 virus as a “Class A Inadmissible Condition.” It means that if you do not vaccinate against the Covid-19 virus, you will be considered inadmissible to the United States. Quarantinable diseases designated by a presidential order classify as Class A Inadmissible Conditions. These include tuberculosis, syphilis, etc.
Who Will be Required to Vaccinate Against the Covid-19 Virus?
All permanent residence applicants are required to submit proof of vaccination as a part of their medical examination. Immigrants must take a medical exam before they are cleared for US permanent residence. Immigrant applicants who completed their medical exam on October 1, 2021, or after will be required to present proof of vaccination against the Covid-19 virus. They will be required to provide either an official vaccination document or submit a copy of their medical chart along with a written confirmation from a physician stating that they have completed their vaccination doses.