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Covid19 vaccine now a requirement for US Immigrant visa applicants

Covid19 vaccine now a requirement for US Immigrant visa applicants

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All U.S. immigrant visa applicants are required to complete a medical examination as part of the normal application process.  Effective October 1, a completed COVID-19 vaccine series is a new CDC requirement for U.S. immigrant visa medical examinations, a release from the US Embassy in Bridgetown, dated September 2, 2021 said.

The U.S.  Department of State is currently working with the CDC to implement this requirement.  This requirement does not apply to non-immigrant visa (NIV) classes such as tourist or student visas. 

More information can be found at: www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/panel-physicians/covid-19-technical-instructions.html

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