COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Most Green Card Applicants Starting October 1st

By: oscarcruzdelgado - Published on August 26th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added COVID-19 to the list of vaccinations required by those seeking U.S. lawful permanent residence. This requirement is to take effect on October 1st, 2021, and is required by all applicants above the age limit for available vaccines and who cannot document a medical contradiction.

To avoid delays in case processing make sure to be vaccinated!

On Monday, August 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published its Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) to solicit data and information from the public which it will use to inform its public charge regulatory proposal.

For background, “under the Immigration and Nationality Act, a noncitizen who is likely to become a public charge is generally inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a lawful permanent resident.” Depending on how the DHS defines “public charge” certain immigrants adjusting status could face potential inadmissibility.

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