COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations 영주권 신체검사 전 코비드 백신 접종 완료가 10월 1일부터는 필수


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.

We are updating our policy guidance in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Aug. 17, 2021 update to the Technical Instructions for Civil Surgeons. That update requires applicants subject to the immigration medical examination to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series (one or two doses, depending on the vaccine) and provide documentation of vaccination to the civil surgeon before completion of the immigration medical examination. This requirement is effective Oct. 1, 2021, and applies prospectively to all Forms I-693 signed by the civil surgeons on or after that date. We are working on updating Form I-693 and the form instructions to incorporate this new requirement.

In general, individuals applying to become a lawful permanent resident, and other applicants as deemed necessary, must undergo an immigration medical examination to show they are free from any conditions that would render them inadmissible under the health-related grounds. USCIS designates eligible physicians as civil surgeons to perform this immigration medical examination for applicants within the United States and to document the results of the immigration medical examination on the Form I-693.

USCIS may grant blanket waivers if the COVID-19 vaccine is:

  • Not age-appropriate;
  • Contraindicated due to a medical condition;
  • Not routinely available where the civil surgeon practices; or
  • Limited in supply and would cause significant delay for the applicant to receive the vaccination.

Individuals may also apply for individual waivers based on religious beliefs or moral convictions by submitting Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.


이민국은 10월 1일부로 건강 검진을 받아야 하는 신청자들은  건강 검진을 받기 전 코로나 백신 접종을 완료한 상태여야 한다고 발표했습니다. 건강 검진을 받으러 갔을 때 의사에게 백신 접종 기록을 보여줘야 합니다. 이민국은 현재 이 새로운 요건이 포함된 I-693, 신체 및 예방접종 보고서를 업데이트 중이라고 발표했습니다.

아래의 예외 조항에 해당되는 경우는 코로나 백신 접종 요건에서 면제받을 수도 있습니다:

  • 코비드 백신 접종을 받기에 적합하지 않은 나이일 경우
  • 건강상태상 의학적 이유로 인해 백신을 맞을 수 없는 경우
  • 코비드 백신이 신체검사 담당 의사가 활동하는 지역에 일반적으로 접근가능하지 않은 경우
  • 백신 공급량이 제한되어 백신 접종이 상당히 지연되는 경우

또한 개인의 종교적 신념이나 도덕적 신념을 바탕으로 개인 면제를 받으려는 경우 I-601 , 영주권 취득 불가사유 면제 신청서를 제출하여 면제신청을 할 수 있습니다.