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Under a different heading, I posted a message earlier today asking if my fiancee is required to get ANY vaccinations before she is issued a K1 visa, or whether she can get all the shots in the US from American doctors once she is here.

Someone replied that vaccinations before entering the US were mandatory, but I knew I'd seen something different from a State Department website. I found it again. It's at:

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/fiance-k-1.html#7

and is apparently up to date, because there's a footnote at the top dated 2016.

This is what it says under the header of Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirements:

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage. Applicants are therefore encouraged to fulfill these vaccination requirements at the time of the medical examination. See Vaccination Requirements for IV Applicants for the list of required vaccinations and additional information.

That link takes you to another page that states the vaccinations required for IMMIGRANT applicants. Technically, K1 is a non-immigrant visa, even though the CEAC website lists it as Immigrant. I saw an explanation of this too on some Government website, but I forget where.

Does someone know the definitive answer to this? Either the State Department website is correct, or it needs to be changed.

Thanks.

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Under a different heading, I posted a message earlier today asking if my fiancee is required to get ANY vaccinations before she is issued a K1 visa, or whether she can get all the shots in the US from American doctors once she is here.

Someone replied that vaccinations before entering the US were mandatory, but I knew I'd seen something different from a State Department website. I found it again. It's at:

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/fiance-k-1.html#7

and is apparently up to date, because there's a footnote at the top dated 2016.

This is what it says under the header of Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirements:

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage. Applicants are therefore encouraged to fulfill these vaccination requirements at the time of the medical examination. See Vaccination Requirements for IV Applicants for the list of required vaccinations and additional information.

That link takes you to another page that states the vaccinations required for IMMIGRANT applicants. Technically, K1 is a non-immigrant visa, even though the CEAC website lists it as Immigrant. I saw an explanation of this too on some Government website, but I forget where.

Does someone know the definitive answer to this? Either the State Department website is correct, or it needs to be changed.

Thanks.

As the vast majority of K1 applicants go on to immigrate they get the medical at the K1 stage as opposed to the AoS stage. So yes, vaccinations need to be done now.

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The Vaccination portion of the Medical Form may be submitted with the I-485 for AOS. It does NOT need to be filed prior to entry.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/fiance-k-1.html

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage.

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She can do all her vaccinations there in CN except DTAP . its not available there for adults. she can do it in us

About Influenza depends on what time she is going to have her interview if it's after winter, might not be required. The medical centre will tell her.

Also some like MMR,VARICELLA,HepB more than one shot required so better she start taking them earlier so she can get done with all her shots cheaper in China .

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Every case is different do to circumstances/previous health/medicals done.

For my partner he got just two basic immunizations done, and in Philippines, like others have said, it was included in the cost of the medical exam (this is not the case with all countries but if it is then go a head and get a couple done at least)

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