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Failure to Meet Vaccination Requirements

CLASSIFICATION:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The beneficiary fails to present documentation of having received vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases.

DETAILS: None.

DEFINITIONS: Vaccine-preventable diseases

FILING DATE RESTRICTIONS: Effective with respect to applications filed after September 30, 1996.

EXCEPTIONS: Under INA 212(a)(1)(C) Adopted child 10 years of age or younger seeking an immigrant visa as an immediate relative if, prior to the admission of the child, an adoptive parent or prospective adoptive parent of the child, who has sponsored the child for admission as an immediate relative, has executed an affidavit stating that the parent is aware of the provisions of subparagraph (A)(ii) and will ensure that, within 30 days of the child's admission, or at the earliest time that is medically appropriate, the child will receive the vaccinations.

SPECIFIC WAIVERS:

1. Under INA 212(g)(2)(A). If the beneficiary receives vaccination against the vaccine-preventable disease or diseases for which the alien has failed to present documentation of previous vaccination.

2. Under INA 212(g)(2)(B). If a civil surgeon, medical officer, or panel physician certifies that such vaccination would not be medically appropriate.

3. Under INA 212(g)(2)(C). If such a vaccination would be contrary to the alien's religious beliefs or moral convictions.

GENERAL WAIVERS

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