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Current COVID-19 Vaccination requirements for Immigrant Visas processed through the US Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany

By George Lake

Immigrant Visa applicants in Germany, including those applying for Family Based
and Employment Based Green Cards need to undergo a medical examination at one
of the panel physician in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich or Hamburg before having their
Immigrant Visa interview at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt.

In order to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the purposes of this
medical examination, all applicants for an Immigrant Visa must have received a
COVID-19 booster in the past 12 months. Current guidance from the German
Federal Ministry of Health states that all people 18 years and older as well as
anyone with underlying health conditions receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine.

Those considered at an increased risk are recommended to receive additional
boosters in the fall.

According to the Federal Ministry of Health for Germany (Bundesministerium für
Gesundheit) it is possible to receive COVID-19 vaccines by local GPs. It is also
stated that it is possible to receive COVID-19 vaccines from company doctors and
local pharmacies.

Those who have not had a COVID booster in the past 12 months are directed by the
panel physician to receive one via the above mentioned channels.
Should you not wish to take vaccines for the purpose of immigration to the United
States, contact us today to discuss the possibility of an I-601 moral exemption

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