The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated its COVID-19 vaccination requirements for individuals paroled into the U.S. through the “United for Ukraine” program.

Key Points:

  • Before traveling to the U.S., “United for Ukraine” beneficiaries who are six months and older must submit an attestation that they received at least one dose of an COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.
  • After entering the U.S., beneficiaries who are six months and older must submit another attestation that they have or will be fully vaccinated within 90 days after arrival or within 90 days after turning six months old.
  • Previously, beneficiaries younger than 5 years old qualified for an exception to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement because the vaccine was not approved for use in that age group.
  • Beneficiaries must submit their attestations through their USCIS online account. More information regarding the “Uniting for Ukraine” attestation requirements is available here.

Additional Information: Individuals will not be required to submit an attestation if they qualify for a vaccination exception. More information regarding “Uniting for Ukraine” is available on this DHS website. BAL will continue to follow developments specifically affecting Ukrainian nationals and will provide updates on important immigration updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact

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