Required Vaccinations for USA Residency Visas
We highly recommend not getting new vaccinations immediately before the interview (the Medical Panel frequently requires new vaccinations since those received by other medical service providers do not meet the standards required by the United States Public Health Service or you You may receive vaccinations that are not appropriate for your age and medical condition). It is best to wait and receive a vaccine directly from the designated Medical Panel, to ensure it meets US standards.
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Important Notice to Immigrant Visa Applicants Regarding Immunization Requirements
US immigration law requires that immigrant visa applicants receive certain immunizations before being granted an immigrant visa. The medical team conducting the medical examination of the immigrant visa applicant must confirm that the immigrant visa applicant meets the immunization requirements or that the visa applicant is medically ineligible to receive one or more of the vaccines listed. :
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B
• Influenza type b (Hib)
• Whooping cough
• Tetanus and diphtheria
All immigrant visa applicants are required to carry proof of immunizations to be reviewed by medical staff during immigration health examinations to support medical staff and prevent immigrant visa processing delays. Visa applicants should consult their primary care physician to obtain a copy of their immunization records. If you do not have immunization records your healthcare team will work with you to determine which immunizations should meet your needs. Partial waivers from immunization requirements are available upon recommendation of a medical panel.
Only a doctor can tell which of the above vaccines is right for you based on your age history and current health.
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Visas By James
Since 2005, our visa agency Visas by James has obtained hundreds of visas for foreigners who wish to study, work, invest, and live in Colombia. We are the oldest expat visa business in Colombia. We also have more attorneys in office than any other visa agency in Colombia. In addition to our visa services we offer a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. By having a legal and accounting firm work on your application, we are able to handle any surprises or last minute requests by immigration officials.
James Lindzey the owner of Visas by James has worked as a private investigator and paralegal in the United States from the 90s until he moved to Colombia in 2005. James arrived in Colombia in 2005 and started doing visas for expats in 2007.
In addition to our visa services our agency offers a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. We are able to assist better in document collection services in the United States because of James legal experience in the United States.
Many visas require obtaining complicated documents in the United States or Canada. Just another reason why you should choose our firm.
Please let us know if you need more information, or we can set up a consultation in order to provided you personalized guide.
Our main office is located in Medellin, Colombia near Parque Lleras in El Poblado. We have representation in Bogota, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Our main office address is Cra 39#5A-95, Oficina 709, Edificio Avangarde. We accept walk in appointments but its always nice if you can let us know ahead of time so we can schedule a time. Areas codes in Colombia have changed. To reach our office please call (57) 604-444-6634.