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

By George Lake

Immigrant Visa applicants in Canada, including those applying for Family Based and
Employment Based Green Cards need to undergo a medical examination at one of
the panel physician in Surrey, BC, Scarborough, ON, Toronto, ON, Vaughan, ON or
Montreal, QC before having their Immigrant Visa interview at the U.S. Consulate in

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 Canadian Government guidelines
recommend that all people receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with
those considered high risk being recommended to receive a dose every six months.

Its possible to find specific information regarding the local availability of COVID-19
vaccines on the relevant website of each province or territory. Broadly speaking,
COVID-19 vaccines are available from pharmacies, public health clinics and the
offices of healthcare providers.

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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