We specialise in helping individuals and families obtain vaccine waivers so that they may obtain Legal Permanent Residence (Green Cards) for the United States. We are able to assist with both U.S. immigrant visas and adjustment of status. If you are unable to receive a vaccine for immigration due to religious or moral reasons, we’ll help you navigate this complex process

Consult With Our Immigration Attorneys

If you are ineligible for US Legal Permanent Residence due to not meeting or not wanting to meet the vaccine requirements, contact us to find out more about our vaccine waiver for US immigration service.

Blanket Waiver

A Blanket Waiver serves as a medical exemption for required immigration vaccines. 

It is possible where the vaccine might not be medically appropriate due to age or other medical complications or contraindications.

Individual Waiver

Vaccine waivers grounded in moral convictions or religious beliefs against vaccination are available. Their approval is based on specific criteria:

  • A sincere and categorical opposition to all forms of vaccination is required. Selective acceptance of certain vaccines does not suffice for moral waiver eligibility.
  • The sincerity of religious or moral objections to vaccines must be substantiated.

Affiliation with a particular religious group or congregation is not obligatory for waiver qualification, and each case is evaluated individually.

Further, it is possible to have changed your stance on vaccines after the last time you were vaccinated. This means you are not barred from applying just because you received vaccines in the past.

Waiver Due to Religious Beliefs or Moral Conviction

Our specialists have helped hundreds of individuals pursue vaccine waivers for US immigration purposes and we maintain a 100% success rate. If your religious or moral beliefs make it impossible for you to obtain certain US immigration vaccinations, contact our team.

Get Immigration Vaccination Advice

The Blue Lake Law firm offers experienced guidance on all US immigration matters, including vaccination requirements and waiver procedures. Reach out to see how we can help you.

What is a Vaccine Exemption?

A U.S. immigration vaccine exemption refers to an authorised waiver granted to individuals who are unable to receive required vaccinations due to medical reasons or deeply held religious or philosophical beliefs. 

This exemption allows them to bypass mandatory vaccination requirements when applying for immigration benefits such as adjustment of status or US immigrant visa applications. This means that it is possible to receive a green card without being vaccinated if successful with a vaccine waiver application.

Required Vaccines for Immigration

The vaccines currently required for immigration into the United States include*:

  • COVID-19
  • Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DTaP/Tdap)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Varicella
  • Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the ACIP

Process for Obtaining a Vaccine Waiver for Immigration

The first step is submitting an I-601, an Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. Our attorneys are well versed in this procedure and can navigate the requirements and timelines, minimising errors and delays. 

USCIS processing durations tend to vary significantly, depending on your circumstances.

At Blue Lake Law, we’re committed to supporting your entire immigration journey from start to finish. While we cannot guarantee waiver approval, your chances of success are certainly higher when working with our seasoned legal team.