Vaccination Requirements

Panel physicians who conduct medical examinations of fiance visa applicants are now required to verify that immigrant visa applicants have met the vaccination requirement, or that it is medically inappropriate for the visa applicant to receive one or more of the listed vaccinations:

• Mumps

• Measles

• Rubella

• polio

• tetanus and diphtheria toxoids

• pertussis

• influenzae type b (Hib)

• hepatitis B

• varicella

• pneumococcal and

• influenza

In order to assist the panel physician, and to avoid delays in the processing of an immigrant visa, all immigrant visa applicants should have their vaccination records available for the panel physician’s review at the time of the immigrant medical examination.

Visa applicants should consult with their regular health care provider to obtain a copy of their immunization record, if one is available.

If you do not have a vaccination record, the panel physician will work with you to determine which vaccinations you may need to meet the requirement.

Certain waivers of the vaccination requirement are available upon the recommendation of the panel physician.

Only a physician can determine which of the listed vaccinations are medically appropriate for you, given your age, medical history and current medical condition.

Contact us for more information about the fiance visa application process, or any other immigration law question. Our professional team will reply promptly.