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Vaccination Requirements for K-3, CR-1, and IR-1 Visas from Thailand?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing vaccination in the context of K-3, CR-1 or IR-1 Visas. Let me just preface this video by saying we don't know exactly how this is going to play out but it does appear that beginning in October we are going to have to start dealing with vaccinations as a requirement for parts of the medical examination in order to enter the United States. 

So the thing to take away from this video is if you have an appointment before October to do a visa interview, that is probably going to be a good thing for you because you are not going to end up having to deal with this requirement, not so much from the standpoint that I have any problem with vaccination, that is not the purpose. What I am talking about is it can have a tremendous logistical impact because there are all these logistics associated with getting the vaccine, then having the second dose and then the time thereafter. I could see this causing some consternation in cases in the coming weeks especially as this requirement is initially being brought online.

Before I get a big barrage especially from my own clients, if you don't already have an appointment, appointments are pretty few and far between at the moment, it is pretty difficult to get an appointment set right now. They only have a certain number they are dealing with. They also are apparently dealing with, at the Embassy they are dealing with certain regulations and rules regarding how many people they can have on their premises at any given time and that is dramatically reducing the number of cases they are able to process on a daily basis so appointments are a bit scarce. In theory, some miracle could occur and maybe you could get an appointment within September but I would presume not. Always hope for the best and plan for the worst. 

So those folks that don't yet have an appointment, you probably are going to be looking at having to deal with a vaccination from October and beyond.