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COVID-19 and Green Cards

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COVID-19 and Green Cards


Covid-19 Vaccines are the hot topic of the day. Those applying for U.S. green cards must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a new policy from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Starting October 1, 2021, all green card applicants must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination as part of their medical examinations. There are limited exemptions available and individuals who refuse to be vaccinated will be deemed inadmissible to the U.S. USCIS stated it may grant waivers based on age, medical or supply reasons. People also can apply for waivers based on religious beliefs or moral conventions, the agency said. If you believe you have circumstances that would warrant an exemption, such as a strongly held religious belief or some other medical concern, you may require a waiver to continue your pursuit of a green card without a COVID-19 vaccination.

When you get a green card, certain rights come with it. A green card holder may reside permanently in the United States without fear of deportation. Any person with a green card also has the right to work while they live in the United States.


For more information on applying for a green card, please call the Immigration Team of Chhabra & Gibbs at 601-948-8005. Our legal team speaks English as well as Spanish, and Punjabi. We have a combined 10 year legal experience handling immigration matters for the Mississippi area. Contact an Immigration Mississippi Attorney today, we are here for you. We are all about our clients and all about what we can do to help you with your case.


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