Every person applying for lawful permanent residence (“green card”) is required to complete a Medical Exam which includes vaccinations. Here’s what you need to know if you do not wish to receive vaccinations for moral or religious reasons:
1. The medical exam and vaccinations are required for all persons regardless of age. Some immigrants may only be required to do a part of the exam since they would have completed a medical exam oversees (for example, K-1 fiancees, refugees, V non-immigrant visa).
2. You will be required to submit a waiver of the vaccination requirement. You must show that you objection on religious or moral grounds, you object to all vaccinations in any form, and your beliefs are sincere. The waiver is filed on Form I-690 and has a $200 filing fee.
3. In some instances, vaccinations can be waived for medical reasons or if a person received the vaccination but does not have the documentation.
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