This is a legal form that was released by the U.S. Department of State on August 1, 2022 and used country-wide. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is Form DS-1981?
A: Form DS-1981 is an affidavit concerning exemption from immigrant vaccination requirements for a foreign adopted child.
Q: Why is Form DS-1981 required?
A: Form DS-1981 is required to provide proof that a foreign adopted child is exempt from certain vaccination requirements when immigrating to the United States.
Q: Who needs to fill out Form DS-1981?
A: Form DS-1981 should be filled out by the adoptive parent or legal guardian of the foreign adopted child.
Q: What information is required on Form DS-1981?
A: Form DS-1981 requires information about the adoptive parents, the adopted child, and the vaccination exemption basis.
Q: Are there any fees associated with Form DS-1981?
A: As of September 2021, there is no fee for submitting Form DS-1981.
Q: How should I submit Form DS-1981?
A: Form DS-1981 should be submitted in person at a U.S. embassy or consulate or included with the child's immigrant visa application packet.
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