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COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical ExaminationsU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on September 14, 2021, that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record."We are updating our policy guidance in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Aug. 17, 2021 update to the Technical Instructions for Civil Surgeons. That update requires applicants subject to the immigration medical examination to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series (one or two doses, depending on the vaccine) and provide documentation of vaccination to the civil surgeon before completion of the immigration medical examination. This requirement is effective Oct. 1, 2021, and applies prospectively to all Forms I-693 signed by the civil surgeons on or after that date. We are working on updating Form I-693 and the form instructions to incorporate this new requirement.In general, individuals applying to become a lawful permanent resident, and other applicants as deemed necessary, must undergo an immigration medical examination to show they are free from any conditions that would render them inadmissible under the health-related grounds. USCIS designates eligible physicians as civil surgeons to perform this immigration medical examination for applicants within the United States and to document the results of the immigration medical examination on the Form I-693.USCIS may grant blanket waivers if the COVID-19 vaccine is:Not age-appropriate;Contraindicated due to a medical condition;Not routinely available where the civil surgeon practices; orLimited in supply and would cause significant delay for the applicant to receive the vaccination.Individuals may also apply for individual waivers based on religious beliefs or moral convictions by submitting Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility." ... See MoreSee Less
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DHS Withdraws Proposed Biometrics RuleThe Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have expanded department authorities and requirements for collecting biometrics by removing age restrictions; requiring submission of biometrics for every applicant, petitioner, sponsor, beneficiary, or other individual filing for or associated with any immigration or naturalization benefit or request unless DHS waives or exempts the biometrics requirement; codifying the authority to use DNA test results; and authorizing the use of additional types of biometric modalities.DHS announced its decision to withdraw the proposed rule, originally published on Sept. 11, 2020, in a Federal Register notice. The withdrawal is consistent with the Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans, and additional administration priorities to reduce barriers and undue burdens in the immigration system.DHS will continue to require submission of biometrics where appropriate and remains committed to national security, identity management, fraud prevention and program integrity. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted by Arash
August 15, 2017


I needed to apply for my status adjustment throught marriage to get my greencard, Mrs. Ghazi was recommended to me by a family friend, after i set up a consultation, Mrs. Ghazi did such a great job at answering all my questions, she made me feel comfortable from the first day, so i hired her as my attorney, through out the whole process Mrs. Ghazi was on top of everything, she is very responsive and very thorough with all answers, she is very professional but at the same time very friendly, i totally felt so safe and secure through out the whole process i knew i was in great hands, i received my green card in a very short time period
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