Use the list below to determine the items that every applicant must bring to the embassy on the interview day. Failure to bring all required documents may impact the Consular Officer's ability to interview you and will seriously delay the issuance of your visa.
Any documents that are not in English, Romanian, or Russian 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 six (6) months beyond your intended date of entry to the United States and (for DV applicants only) a simple photocopy of the bio page.
Two (2) color photographs of each person applying for a visa (5 cm x 5 cm). You can review our online photo requirements.
Confirmation page of Form DS-260 Application for an Immigrant Visa (for DVs and IVs) or DS-160 (for K1s) you submitted online at ceac.state.gov/iv or https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/.
Confirmation page of your online profile.
Your original birth certificate and (for DV applicants) a simple photocopy.
Medical examination results in a sealed envelope (if the physician gives you these results).
If you do not receive an envelope, your medical examination result will be transferred to the Consular Section electronically.
Applicants who fall into any category listed in italics below should bring these additional documents on the interview day:
For family-based visa applications:
If you are married: Your original marriage certificate (DV applicants must also provide a photocopy).
If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate (K1 and DV applicants must also provide a photocopy).
If you are a Moldovan citizen and single, divorced, or widowed: The original certificate of civil (marital) status is required for applicants 18 and older. (K1 and DV applicants must also provide a photocopy).
If you are older than 16 years of age: The original DETAILED Moldovan police certificate and police certificates from countries of previous residence. 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 previously obtained a police certificate and submitted it to NVC more than 6 months ago; and
- You still live in the country that issued the police certificate.
For information on obtaining police certificates from countries of previous residence see this website.
Evidence of the ongoing relationship between the petitioner and visa applicant. Evidence varies, but all submissions must be dated and identified what it is, including photographs, letters, emails and other communication, joint bank accounts and property, joint insurance policies, etc. All evidence should be brought on the interview day.
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 is a must) and (for DV applicants) photocopies.
If you have served in any country’s military: Military records and (for DV applicants) a photocopy.
If you are adopted: Adoption papers or custody documents, English translations, and (for DV applicants) photocopies.
If you are the petitioner’s stepchild: The original marriage certificate of the petitioner and your biological parent, and (for DV applicants) a photocopy along with divorce records for any previous marriages of either parent.
Make sure you have uploaded in your CEAC the following:
The appropriate Form I-864 Affidavit of Support (and I-864A in case of joint tax returns) for each financial sponsor along with the sponsor’s IRS transcript or most recent U.S. federal income tax return, and any relevant W-2s. If the petitioner has low or no income, a Joint Sponsor should be found who can meet the requirements in the federal U.S. Poverty Guidelines for 2023.
Proof of U.S. petitioner’s status and domicile in the United States (photocopy of a U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, lawful permanent resident card, lease contract(s) or utility bills).
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