Please follow the steps below before your immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
Registering for document delivery provides us with the information we need to properly return your passport to you after your interview. Registration is free. Click the “Register” link below to register.
If you want to cancel or reschedule your interview, you will be able to do so after registration. Please note that rescheduling is only possible on a date after your assigned interview date.
As soon as you receive your interview date, you must schedule a medical exam in Jordan. Click the “Medical Exam Instructions” link below for a list of designated doctor’s offices in Jordan. Please schedule and attend a medical exam with one of these doctors before your interview.
Read our interview guidelines to learn about any special actions that you need to take before your visa interview.
All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa. Only a physician accredited by the U.S. Embassy can perform this exam. It is your responsibility to schedule and attend a medical exam with one of the doctors listed below before your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy. Medical examination results from other physicians will not be accepted.
The following physicians are authorized to conduct medical examinations for immigrant visa applicants. The names are arranged alphabetically and the order in which they appear has no other significance.
Dr. Agnes DeBaz
Telephone: (06) 464-4281 and 4289962 Ext. 7232
Office Hours: 08:00 a.m. – 03:30 p.m. Daily (except Fridays)
Dr. Laila Kutkut & Dr. Rasha Shoumar
International Organization for Migration (IOM) Medical Center
Al Madina Al Monawwara St, next to Ibn Al Haitham Hospital, behind the Eye Specialty Hospital
Telephone: (06) 520-5100 ext 2200 / 2201, 079 7433 882, and 079 1205 189
Office hours: 08:00 a.m. – 04:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday
Dr. Amy F. Khoury
Across the street from Arab Medical Center Emergency room door
Telephone: (06) 593-8006
Fax: (06) 593-8003
Office Hours: 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m. Saturday – Thursday
The doctor will need the following items to complete the medical exam forms:
Any medical exam fees, including x-ray and blood test fees, must be paid directly to the examining physician.
The medical examination will include a medical history review, physical examination, and chest X-ray, gonorrhea test, and blood test (for applicants 15 years of age or older). The United States also requires tuberculosis (TB) testing for all applicants two years of age and older. Please be prepared to discuss your medical history, medications you are taking, and current treatments you are undergoing. More information on general medical requirements for U.S. immigrants is available here.
U.S. immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of a visa. Current immigrant vaccination requirements are available here. You can also read about our medical examination requirements online.
The following schedule of costs represents the maximum amount that authorized physicians may charge for a given service. These prices are subject to change only with the approval of the embassy. If you believe that a panel physician has charged you more than the maximum authorized amount, please inform the embassy immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost in JOD
Medical Examination (Adult)
Includes: Chest X-ray and Radiology Consult, Serologic Test for Syphilis, Physical and Mental Status Examination and Documentation, Test for Gonorrhea.
135 JD per person (not including vaccines)
Medical Examination (Child)
Includes Physical and Mental Status Examination and Documentation.
55 JD per person (not including vaccines)
|Vaccines||Cost to hospital plus 25%
(Note: this is the percentage pre-set by Jordanian Government for the hospital’s profit)
Bacteriological examination of sputum, when needed, for a series of three acid-fast smears.
55 JD per person
When your examination is completed, the doctor will provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope. DO NOT OPEN THIS ENVELOPE. Please include the medical exam in your complete document package which you must submit to the Embassy in advance of your appointment. Please refer to the pre-interview checklist below for a complete list of required documents and submission instructions.
Any x-rays taken will be given to you. You DO NOT need to bring the x-rays to your visa interview unless you suffer from tuberculosis (TB). However, you must carry the x-rays with you when you travel to the United States for the first time.
Please use the list below to determine the items that every applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview:
Applicants who fall into any category listed in italics below should bring these additional documents:
For family based applications:
If you are married: Your original marriage certificate, English translation, and a photocopy.
If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate, English translation, and a photocopy. Visas for fiancés, spouses, or step-children require divorce or death certificates for previous spouses of both the petitioner and the beneficiary.
For employment-based visa applications: Letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one month ago.
If you have ever been convicted of a crime: Court and criminal records, English translation, and a photocopy.
If you have served in any country’s military: Military records, English translation, and a photocopy.
If you are adopted: Adoption papers or custody documents, English translation, and a photocopy.
If you are the petitioner’s stepchild: The original marriage certificate of the petitioner and your biological parent, English translation, and a photocopy along with divorce records for any previous marriages of either parent.
If your visa class requires you to be unmarried: An original Civil Status Certificate issued within one month of the interview date is required. (This applies to: a child of a U.S. citizen or LPR; an unmarried son/daughter of a U.S. citizen or LPR; or a derivative child over the age of 18 who is included on any immigrant visa petition)
Sending documents to the U.S. Embassy in Amman
Immigrant visa applicants must submit the required documents in advance of their interview dates. Failing to provide a complete document package in advance will delay visa processing. If you do not provide a complete document package in advance of your interview, your interview may be cancelled and you may be asked to schedule a different interview date online. Please visit the U.S. Embassy’s Visa webpages for more detailed information.
Jordanians, residents of Jordan, and applicants already in Jordan: One to two weeks before your interview, you must send your complete document package with Aramex or drop it off at the U.S. Embassy between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. any day that the Embassy is open. These hours are for document drop-off only; we will not be able to assist with cases or answer questions during this time. You should submit all documents no more than two weeks before your interview and no later than one week before your interview.
Non-residents of Jordan and applicants traveling to Jordan for interview: You should arrive in Jordan five days before your interview and conduct your medical exam. Three business days before your interview, you must drop off your complete document package at the U.S. Embassy between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Rescheduling or cancelling your interview
If you are unable to attend or have missed your scheduled interview, please reschedule your interview at www.ustraveldocs.com. There may be a significant wait before the next available interview, so please attempt to attend the date already assigned. For some family-based and employment preference visa categories, a visa became available within the month you have been scheduled by NVC. DV applicants should be aware that visas are numerically limited and must be issued by September 30 of the program year. There is no guarantee that a visa will still be available on the date of your rescheduled interview. Please carefully consult the Visa Bulletin before you decide to reschedule your interview.
Please note: You can only reschedule after your assigned interview date.
Security screening procedures
All visitors to the U.S. Embassy in Amman must follow certain security procedures. Any visitor who declines to be screened by U.S. Embassy security personnel will be unable to enter the Embassy. To avoid delaying your entry and that of those in line behind you, please bring only what is required for your interview. If you leave items in your car, be sure to put them in the trunk and lock your car; do not leave any personal items in view in the passenger compartment.
Persons entering the Consular Section will not be able to bring any electronic or battery-operated devices (including, but not limited to, mobile phones, laptops, digital watches, cameras, and portable music players). Security personnel will not store any electronic devices. You must make arrangements to store these devices elsewhere before coming to the Embassy. Any customer carrying electronic devices will be asked to reschedule their appointment.
The following persons may accompany a visa applicant to their interview:
Attorneys are not permitted to accompany clients into the waiting room or to their interview.
Immigrant Visa Fees
If you have not paid all required fees to either the National Visa Center or via the interview appointment website, please be prepared to pay these fees on the day of your interview.
All fees may be paid in either U.S. dollars or the Jordanian dollar equivalent. We accept cash and credit cards only. Please note that if you are found ineligible to receive a visa, the application fee cannot be refunded. You can find a complete list of fees on our Fees for Visa Services webpage.
Do Not make Travel Plans Outside of Jordan
If your visa is approved, we will keep your passport at the Embassy while we prepare your immigration packet and print a visa for your passport. We will return your passport to you later via courier services only. If you have to travel within Jordan while your passport is still with us, please make sure you have a valid picture ID other than your passport.
If a child reaches the age of 21 after his/her application has been submitted, their status as a “child” for immigration purposes may be protected under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) if they satisfy certain conditions. In order to determine if your child may benefit from CSPA and remain eligible for a visa after reaching the age of 21, he/she must satisfy three key requirements:
1. The applicant must be unmarried.
2. The applicant has been determined to be qualified for a visa under CSPA despite turning 21 years old while the visa has been in process.***
3. The child must seek to acquire the visa within one year of visa availability (i.e. when NVC provides notification that the visa is available). Actions that constitute “seeking to acquire” include: paying the Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee for the child or completing a form DS-260 application in the child’s name. (Please note: Action taken on a child’s case before the visa became available or more than one year after the visa became available will render the child ineligible for a visa under CSPA.)
*** The CSPA determination is made using a calculation that considers the applicant’s age, the date the application was submitted, and the pending period of the petition (the period between the date the petition was filed and the date the petition was approved by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). NVC can conduct this calculation on a provisional basis for applicants to gauge the likelihood of CSPA eligibility, but final confirmation of eligibility under CSPA occurs at the interview.
A consular officer can make a decision on a visa application only after reviewing the formal application and interviewing the applicant. There is no guarantee that you will receive a visa. Do not sell your house, car or property, resign from your job or make non-refundable flight or other travel arrangements until you have received your immigrant visa.
If More Information Is Needed
Sometimes a consular officer is unable to make a decision on a visa application because he/she needs to review additional documents or the case requires further administrative processing. When additional documents are requested, the consular officer will give you a refusal letter that asks you to submit additional documents. The letter will include instructions on how to send those documents to the Embassy.
Administrative processing takes additional time after the interview. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days. However, the timing varies based on the circumstances of each case. Before inquiring about the status of administrative processing, please wait at least 60 days after your interview.
What Happens After Visa Approval?
Passport, Visa, and Sealed Immigrant Packet – We will place your immigrant visa on a page in your passport. Please review your visa to make sure there are no spelling errors. We will also give you a sealed envelope containing documents that you must give to U.S. immigration authorities when you arrive in the United States for the first time. Do not open this envelope. You must carry it with you; do not put it in your checked luggage. If you receive X-rays during your medical examination, carry those with you and give them to the U.S. immigration authorities.
USCIS Immigrant Fee – All individuals who are issued Immigrant Visas overseas must pay an Immigrant Fee to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) prior to traveling to the United States. This fee is for processing your residency status and printing your Permanent Resident Card. Only adopted children entering the United States under the Hague Process, returning residents, and people traveling on a K visa are exempt from this fee.
When You Should Travel – You must enter the United States before the expiration date on your visa, which is usually six months from the date of printing. Your visa cannot be extended and all fees are nonrefundable. The principal applicant must enter before or at the same time as other family members with visas. Children who turn 21 years old after visa issuance must enter the United States before they turn 21 years old; otherwise they will lose their immigrant status.
Getting a Green Card – Your Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card, also known as a green card, will be automatically mailed to the address in the United States that you write in your visa application form. This is a very important document that proves you have permission to reside in the United States. Do not travel outside of the United States until you receive your Permanent Resident Card. Once your card is issued, you should not stay outside of the United States for more than one year. If you do, you will lose your status as a Lawful Permanent Resident.
Children’s Issues – Children are required to have certain vaccinations before they can enroll in school in the United States. Therefore, we recommend that you bring your child’s complete vaccination records with you to the United States. Additionally, if your child is adopted, you have full custody as a result of a divorce, or you share custody with the child’s other parent, we recommend that you bring a copy of all applicable adoption or custodial papers from the authoritative court in your home country. You will likely need these papers (translated into English) in the United States for issues such as school enrollment, medical care, and eventual citizenship.
Information for New Immigrants – Please visit the USCIS web page for helpful information on moving to the United States. You can read their publication “Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants” online.
If you are interviewing for a Diversity Visa (DV), all of the above instructions apply to you. Please schedule and attend a medical examination prior to your visa interview; gather the required documents; Jordanians, residents of Jordan, and applicants already in Jordan, please send a complete document package with Aramex or drop it off at the U.S. Embassy between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. 1-2 weeks before your interview any day that the Embassy is open.
Below are additional instructions that apply only to DV applicants.
Bring to your interview
In addition to the documents listed on the Pre-Interview Checklist in this package, DV applicants should also bring the following items to your visa interview:
Review your DV Lottery entry
Prior to your visa interview, we recommend that you review the data on your initial E-DV entry. On your initial E-DV application, you must have correctly entered your marital status. If you are legally married you must have listed your spouse, even if you are currently separated from him/her (unless your spouse is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident).
Additionally, you must have listed ALL of your living children who are unmarried and under 21 years old. This includes your natural children, your spouse’s children, or children you have formally adopted in accordance with the laws of your country.
Failure to have listed an existing spouse or children at the time of your entry in the Diversity Visa lottery will result in the denial of your visa and visas for your family. Any fees paid to the U.S. government in support of your visa application(s) are nonrefundable. If you failed to include a child who had already been born, or a spouse to whom you were married when you entered the lottery, you should not proceed with the visa application. You can review the eligibility requirements on the Diversity Visa Process webpage.
Some visa applicants traveling from Syria have encountered difficulties arriving in Amman for their immigrant visa interviews. The U.S. Embassy in Amman is liaising with the Jordanian authorities and Royal Jordanian Airlines to facilitate the entry of immigrant visa applicants arriving from Beirut by air. While we cannot guarantee entry into Jordan, we can inform the Jordanian authorities that Syrian immigrant visa (IV) applicants will be entering Jordan via Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) on a specific date for an IV interview. At this time we cannot assist visa applicants attempting to enter Jordan by land through border crossings.
Syrian IV applicants with scheduled interviews at the U.S. Embassy in Amman should email their flight itinerary to the National Visa Center (NVC) at email@example.com as instructed by NVC. Currently, the only Royal Jordanian flights from Beirut are RJ 402, RJ 404, RJ 406 and RJ 408. We cannot guarantee coordination on other airlines or codeshares.
Many visa applicants have encountered difficulties making it to their interviews when they have not coordinated with us in advance or attempted to fly with other airlines, use other airports, or cross by land. We cannot facilitate entry to Jordan for reasons other than a scheduled immigrant visa interview.
If any of the following occur, please send us an email at support-Jordan@ustraveldocs.com that explains your situation so that we can address your concerns:
Please do not call the U.S. Embassy. Instead, reach out to us at the email address above to reschedule your interview!
If you would like to have your interview at another Embassy or Consulate, you may request that your case is transferred to that location. Please contact that Embassy or Consulate directly with your request.
Important reminders for Syrian applicants:
To find out more information about documentary requirements, fees, and other information, please read the information on the U.S. Embassy’s Visa webpages.
Last Updated: 2/14/2020
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