After Your Visa Interview
Sending Documents to the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka
If the consular officer asks you to submit any further documentation after your interview, please DO NOT mail or fax them to Embassy directly. Instead, submit them at the document pick-up location you selected when you created your online profile in Step 1. You must write your case number on each document you submit.
Rescheduling or Cancelling Your Interview
If you are unable to attend your interview appointment, please contact the Embassy via email at DhakaVisaSupport@state.gov. There may be a significant wait before the next available appointment, so make every effort to be at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka on your interview appointment date. You will receive your interview appointment date from NVC. For some family-based and employment preference visa categories, a visa becomes available within one month after NVC schedules your appointment. Therefore, 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.
Security Screening Procedures
All visitors to the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka must undergo security screening. Anybody who declines security screening will be unable to enter the Embassy. Cell phones, cameras, and electronic devices are not permitted inside the Embassy. To avoid delaying your entry and that of other applicants, please bring only what is required for your interview.
You may bring ONE person to help you through the screening and interview process ONLY if you are elderly, disabled, or a minor child. In that case, accompanying person needs to bring a valid Passport, National ID Card, or any other government issued ID to gain entrance on that day. Our Regional Security Office decides on a case-by-case basis who can enter the Embassy to assist an applicant. The Embassy does not permit attorneys to accompany clients into the waiting room or to their interview.
Immigrant Visa Fees
If you have not paid all required fees to the National Visa Center, please be prepared to pay these fees on the day of your interview at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka. All fees may be paid in either U.S. dollars or the Bangladeshi taka equivalent. We only accept cash. Please note that if you are found ineligible to receive a visa, the application fee cannot be refunded. A complete list of fees can be found on the Fees for Visas Services webpage.
The consular officer will make a decision regarding your visa application only after reviewing your formal application and interviewing you. There is no guarantee that you will receive a visa, and visa processing may take several months. Please keep this information in mind when making important life decisions such as selling your property, resigning from your job, or making travel arrangements.
Sometimes, the consular officer is unable to make a decision on a visa application because he/she needs to review additional documentation or the case requires administrative processing. When additional documents are requested, the consular officer will give you a refusal letter that instructs you what to submit and how to send those documents to the Embassy. Administrative processing means that the consular officer needs more time to review your case. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days, but this timeframe can vary based on the circumstances of each case. Before inquiring about the status of administrative processing, please wait at least 60 days after your interview.
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