Beginning October 1, 2021, COVID-19 vaccination will be required to immigrate to the United States.  Thus, all immigrants who must undergo a medical examination as part of their process will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination during their appointment with the medical examiner. Proof of having received one or two doses depending on the type of vaccine is required.

This includes immigrants already in the United States who are applying for adjustment of status and immigrants abroad applying for immigrant visas.

There are exceptions for regions where the vaccine is not widely available and when the vaccine is not age appropriate or medically advisable.

Thus, most immigrants who have not undergone a medical examination and will need to should take steps to receive COVID-19 vaccination to avoid delays in their cases, especially for the vaccines that require two doses.