Please use the list below to determine the items that every applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview.
ANY DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NOT IN ENGLISH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
A copy of your NVC interview letter (does not apply to Diversity Visa, fiancé(e), adoptive, or asylee/refugee applicants).
Unexpired passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond your intended date of entry to the United States and a photocopy of the biographic page (where your name and photo are located). Also bring any former/expired passports.
Two (2) color passport-size photographs of each person applying for a visa (5 cm x 5 cm, or 2 inch x 2 inch). Please review our online photo requirements.
Medical examination results in a sealed envelope (if the physician gives you these results).
Confirmation page from the Form DS-260 Application for an Immigrant Visa you submitted online at ceac.state.gov/iv.
Your original birth certificate and a photocopy.
Your original police certificate from your country of current residence if you are age 16 or older, and from any country where you previously lived if you lived there after age 16. If these three items are all true, you must bring a more recent police certificate to the interview:
- You are older than 16 years;
- You obtained a police certificate and submitted it to NVC more than six (6) months ago; and
- You still live in the country that issued the police certificate.
Court and criminal records of any conviction and a photocopy.
Original or certified copies of birth certificates for all children of the principal applicant (even if he or she is not accompanying).
Applicants who fall into any category listed in italics below should bring these additional documents:
For family-based visa applications (does not include Diversity Visa):
- The appropriate Form I-864 Affidavit of Support for each financial sponsor along with a photocopy of the sponsor’s IRS transcript or most recent U.S. federal income tax return, and any relevant W-2s.
- Proof of your U.S. petitioner’s status and domicile in the United States (photocopy of a U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, or lawful permanent resident card).
- Evidence of the relationship between the petitioner and visa applicant (such as photographs, letters, or emails, and birth certificates).
If you are married: Your original marriage certificate and a photocopy. If you were married in Belize, please bring the Belize Registrar General Vital Statistics Unit Form 8 (Section 61) and a Certified Copy of Duplicate Original Marriage Register. An English translation is only required for marriage certificates from other countries.
If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate, and a photocopy.
For employment-based visa applications: Letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one month ago.
If you have served in any country’s military: Military records and a photocopy.
If you are adopted: Adoption papers or custody documents, and a photocopy.
If you are the petitioner’s stepchild: The original marriage certificate of the petitioner and your biological parent, and a photocopy along with divorce records for any previous marriages of either parent.
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