Which Vaccines Are Required For The K-1 Visa?
The K-1 Fiance(e) visa requires that the foreign immigrant be up-to-date with all U.S. required vaccines. Before your interview at the U.S. consulate/embassy in your home country you will need to schedule a medical evaluation by a designated physician chosen by the USCIS.
This medical evaluation is standard and should take less than an hour to complete. It is very similar to an annual check up that you do with your own family doctor.
Why Do You Need A Medical Evaluation For The K-1 Visa?
USCIS just wants to know that you are not contagious and carrying TB or other diseases that could spread in the United States. Even if you are positive for TB or other contagious diseases you can still be approved for the K-1 visa after you receive treatment and are medically cleared.
Before your medical evaluation, it is best to get your vaccination records from your family doctor about all the vaccinations you have already received and which ones are expired. This will make it easier when you are at your medical evaluation and they will only give you vaccines that you did not received at all or have now expired.
List Of Vaccines That Are Required For The K-1 Visa
- tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
- influenzae type b (Hib)
- hepatitis B
- pneumococcal and
If you do not know what vaccines you have received or do not have your vaccination records, the doctor will test for antibodies. You will need to pay for this medical evaluation out-of-pocket even if your country has universal health care.
Once your medical evaluation is complete, you will receive a package with the medical results. (DO NOT OPEN IT!) You will be required to give this sealed document to an immigration officer at the U.S. border or inbound desk at the airport.
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