Beginning October 1, 2021, all individuals submitting a Form I-693 must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
The civil surgeon completing the I-693 must physically inspect and confirm the documents proving the applicant received the COVID-19 vaccine. Review of vaccination documentation will require:
Self-reported vaccine doses will not signify proper proof. Additionally, the Form I-693 must be completed by the civil surgeon and must document the doses and the formulation of the vaccine.
If the Form I-693 was completed before October 1, 2021 and remains valid, then the applicant will not be required to have the COVID-19 vaccination.
Additional exeptions include:
Beginning November 2021, all foreign travelers will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated (with very limited exceptions that may differ than those enumerated above) before boarding a plane to the United States.
Moreover, all passengers arriving in the United States by air are required to show a negative COVID-19 test obtained within three days of departure, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months.
The COVID-19 vaccine requirements, particularly for air passengers, will be changing as the new policy is implemented. If you have questions, we encourage you to contact our office at (318) 255-9299.Tags: Immigration