Vaccination Requirements

United States immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa.

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

In order to assist the panel physician and to avoid delays in the processing of the immigrant visa, all immigrant visa applicants should have their vaccination records available for the panel physician to review at the time of the medical examination. Visa applicants should consult with their regular health care provider to obtain a copy of their immunization record, if 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.

While there are no vaccination requirements for K visa applicants, they will be required when adjusting status to legal permanent resident status following marriage. K visa applicants are, therefore, encouraged to fulfill these vaccination requirements at the time of the medical examination.

Note: Vaccinations and antibody test fees are not included in the medical examination fee.