Under U.S. immigration laws, a foreign national applying for an immigrant visa abroad or seeking an adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident is required to present documentation showing the receipt of certain vaccines.
We assist individuals that seek to avoid these vaccines because of moral or ethical convictions or religious beliefs by assisting in preparing, as required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility along with your immigration application. (INA 212(g)(2)(C).)
Immigration law also provides for a medical exemption to those that qualify. (INA 212(g)(2)(B).) Grounds for obtaining a medical exemption can include the fact that there is no vaccine recommended for your specific age group, that you have a contraindication to a vaccine, or that you have had insufficient time to complete entire vaccine series. The civil surgeon conducting your examination will determine if you meet the criteria for a medical exemption to vaccination.
We have assisted numerous individuals in obtaining waivers to vaccination as part of their immigration process. We can work with individuals representing themselves or with your immigration attorney to seek approval of vaccine exemptions.