U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan - KHT

Please follow the steps below before your immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.

Step 1: Complete your pre-interview checklist

It is important that you bring all required original documents to your interview. We’ve created a checklist that will tell you what to bring. Please print the checklist below and bring it to your interview along with the listed documents.

Pre-Interview Checklist >>


Step 2: Review interview guidelines

Read our interview guidelines to learn about any special actions that you need to take before your visa interview.

Interview Guidelines >>


Step 3: Schedule a medical exam in Sudan

As soon as you receive your appointment date, you must schedule a medical exam in Sudan. Click the “Medical Exam Instructions” link below for a list of designated doctors’ offices in Sudan. Please schedule and attend a medical exam with one of these doctors before your interview.

Medical Exam Instructions >>


Medical Exam Instructions

The Immigration and Nationality Act requires that all immigrant visa applicants and certain nonimmigrant visa applicants undergo a medical examination prior to receiving a visa. The medical examination must be done by the authorized physician listed below. The physician will refer you to a syphilis and gonorrhea testing laboratory. Applicants are advised to schedule their medical examinations at least two to three weeks prior to the date of the visa interview. Please bring the results to your visa interview. Please do NOT open your results! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

The validity of your visa will be limited to the length of validity of the Tuberculosis test in your medical report. Travel clearances are valid for 6 months from the time the evaluation is complete for applicants who have no Tuberculosis Classification or Class B2 TB or Class B3 TB. Travel clearances are valid for 3 months from the time the evaluation is complete for applicants who are Class B1 TB, Pulmonary or Class B1 TB, Extrapulmonary. Applicants who do not travel within the clearance period will need to restart the entire medical examination. Any applicant diagnosed with pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis who needs treatment is not cleared to travel until completion of successful treatment, regardless of the diagnostic criteria. Please contact the panel physician for further information. 

Requirements: 

You must present the following at the clinic: 

  1. Your valid passport/s and a photo copy of the passport. 
  2. A copy of the DS-260 confirmation page that includes the case number and the barcode number.
  3. Six passport-size photographs of each person to be medically examined. 
  4. Please have your local and U.S. addresses clearly written in the English language. 
  5. If you suffer from a chronic illness, have been treated for any disease, or are under psychiatric care, you should present your medical file during examination. 

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

United States immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations (listed below) prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa. Instructions and procedural guides direct panel physicians who conduct immigrant visa medical examinations to verify that applicants have met the vaccination requirement, or that it is medically inappropriate for the visa applicant to receive one or more of the listed vaccinations: 

Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Polio, Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids, Pertussis, Influenza Type B (HIB), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Pneumococcal, Influenza, Rotavirus. 

To assist the panel physician, and to avoid delays in the processing of an immigrant visa, all immigrant visa applicants should have their vaccination records available for the panel physician’s review at the time of the immigrant medical examination. If you do not have a vaccination record, the panel physician will work with you to determine which vaccinations you may need to meet the requirement. Certain waivers of the vaccination requirement are available upon the recommendation of the panel physician. Only a physician can determine which of the listed vaccinations are medically appropriate for you, given your age, medical history and current medical condition. 
 

Blood test and X-ray: 

Children aged 2 to 14 are subject to tuberculin skin test. The blood test and X-ray are generally not required of persons under the age of 15, but they are required, under existing United States law, of all other persons. You must undergo the medical examination at least 7 days prior to your scheduled appointment at the Embassy. Failure to do so may result in processing delays.  

MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND VACCINATION FEES 

Physical Examination fees for applicants above 15 is S.D.G. 3000
Physical Examination fees for applicants below 15 is S.D.G. 1500 

Vaccination Fees: Vary according to age and vaccines required 

All fees are the responsibility of the applicant 
 

Approved physician

Dr. Khalid Hamid
6th Floor, Fedail Hospital
Hospital Road,
Khartoum, Sudan
Telephone 1: +249 (0) 0908025110
Telephone 2: +249 (0) 0920913535

 

After the medical exam


When your examination is completed, the doctor will provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope or send them directly to the U.S. Consulate. IF GIVEN AN ENVELOPE TO CARRY TO YOUR INTERVIEW, DO NOT OPEN THIS ENVELOPE. Instead, bring it to your visa interview. 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. However, you must carry the x-rays with you when you travel to the United States for the first time. The medical report must be less than six (6) months old when you enter the United States as an immigrant.

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Pre-Interview Checklist

Please use the list below to determine the items that EVERY applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview:


For each document (with the exception of your passport and photographs) please bring the authenticated original document, one certified photocopy, and a translation of any documents in a language other than English.

Missing or incomplete documents will result in significant delay of the issuance of your visa.

  1. Passport: Your passport must be valid for travel to the United States and must have at least eight (8) months of validity from the date of visa issuance.

  2. Photographs: You and each family member accompanying you must obtain two identical 2 x 2 inch (51 x 51 mm) color photographs that meet the Department of State’s photograph requirements.

  3. Birth Certificate: An authenticated original or certified copy provided by the issuing authority for each applicant (plus your spouse and all unmarried children under the age of 21, even if they are not immigrating with you). The date, place of birth, and parent(s) name(s) must be shown on the birth certificate. For Sudanese citizens, if a birth certificate is not available, an original Age Estimation Certificate from the Medical Commission may be accepted. Original or certified copies of birth certificates for all children of the principal applicant (even if he or she is not accompanying).

  4. National Number Certificate (for Sudanese citizens): An authenticated and translated original is required.

  5. Birth Certificate of Petitioner (if applicable): If your U.S. citizen son or daughter petitioned for you to immigrate, bring an authenticated original or certified copy provided by the issuing authority of the petitioner’s (your son or daughter) birth certificate.

  6. Marriage Certificate (if applicable): If you are now or have ever been married, you must present an authenticated original or certified copy.

  7. Divorce/Death Certificate (if applicable): If you were previously married, bring evidence of the termination of all marriages (i.e. authenticated original or certified copies of your divorce decree or spouse’s death certificate).

  8. Adoption Certificate (If applicable): The original or authenticated certified copy. The certificate must show the date and place of adoption and the names of the adoptive parents. The certificate must be issued by a public authority.

  9. U.S. Domicile: Copies of documents proving your petitioner’s domicile in the United States, as required by U.S. immigration law.

  10. Educational Credentials or Experience (for employment-based or Diversity Visa categories only): Authenticated original documents or certified copies.

  11. Medical Exam Results from the approved panel physician. Medical exam instructions.

  12. Military records for Sudanese service: Each person discharged from the Sudan Defense Force or Sudan Police is issued a discharge certificate. Apply to the appropriate headquarters to obtain a duplicate.

    For Sudanese applicants: An authenticated and translated record (completion, deferral or exemption) from the Mandatory Service is required.

  13. Evidence of Financial Support and Supporting Documents: (Form I-864; I-864A, I-864EZ, I-864W, I-864P as appropriate to your case) and photocopy of IRS transcript or the most recent U.S. federal income tax return and W-2. 

    Form I-864 must be submitted for all family-based applicants and employment-based applicants when a relative is the petitioner or has ownership interest in the petitioner's business. Evidence of your income must be less than 12 months old.

    If you are applying for a visa in an employment-based category, you must bring a recent letter from your employer confirming that the job offer upon which your application is based is still available. Qualified nurses must also present their Visa Screen Certificate.

    K and Diversity Visa applicants are not required to provide a Form I-864. However, they must show evidence that they are not likely to become public charges while in the United States. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete Form I-134 to satisfy this requirement.

  14. Police Clearance(s): Police certificates are required for each visa applicant 16 years of age or older. The table below shows how many police certificates are  required based on where each applicant lives and has lived previously.

Present and former residents of the United States should NOT obtain any police certificates covering their residence in the United States.

If you ...

And you ...

Then submit a police certificate from...

Are 16 years old or older Lived in your country of nationality for more than six (6) months at any time in your life Your country of nationality.
Are 16 years old or older Have lived in your country of current residence (if different from the country of your nationality) for more than six (6) months Your country of current residence.
Have ever lived in another country for 12 months or more Were 16 years or older at the time you lived there The country where you used to live.
Were arrested for any reason, regardless of how long you lived in that city or country, and no matter what age you were   The city and/or country where you were arrested.

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Interview Guidelines

Sending documents to the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum


If you need to send us any documents, please DO NOT mail them to us directly. Instead, please drop them in the Consular Visa Box located by the Consular gate.

Rescheduling or cancelling your interview


If you are unable to attend your appointment, please email us at KhartoumIV@state.gov. There may be a significant wait before the next available appointment, 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 request to reschedule your interview.

Security screening procedures


All visitors to the U.S. Embassy 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.

Accompanying persons


The following persons may accompany a visa applicant to their interview:

  • Interpreter: Applicants may bring ONE interpreter if they do not speak English or Arabic well enough to participate in an interview.
  • Special Needs Visitors: Applicants may bring ONE person to help if they are elderly, disabled, or a minor child.

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 the National Visa Center, please be prepared to pay these fees on the day of your interview.

All fees may be paid in U.S. dollars. 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. A complete list of fees can be found here.

Do not make travel plans outside of Sudan


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 Sudan while your passport is still with us, please make sure you have a valid picture ID other than your passport.

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After Your 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 or how to upload them into the system.

Some cases require Administrative processing takes additional time after the interview. The timing varies based on the circumstances of each case. You will be contacted once the administrative processing is complete.

What happens after visa approval


Passport, and Visa  – We will place your immigrant visa on a page in your passport. Please review your visa to make sure there are no spelling errors.

Sealed Immigrant Packet, We might 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.

We have started a new Immigrant Visa process that is electronic. All documents that Immigrant Visa recipients used to carry in a sealed envelope are now transferred electronically to U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) as part of the Electronic Visa Information Packet (EVIP), and thus you will only receive your passport with the visa on a page.

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. The only people exempt from paying this fee are: children entering the United States under the Hague Process, returning residents, and people traveling on a fiancé(e) (K) visa.

When You Should Travel – You must enter the United States before the expiration date on your visa, which is usually six (6) months from the date of your medical checkup. 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. Unless they are eligible for benefits under the Child Status Protection Act, children who are issued a visa before turning 21 years of age must enter the United States before their 21st birthday to avoid losing 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. If you plan to travel outside the U.S. before your green card arrives: Please consult USCIS’s and CBP’s websites for rules about what documents you need to re-enter the country. We also recommend you check with the airline to ensure you are in compliance with their rules. Once your card is issued, you should not stay outside of the United States for more than one year. If you do, you may lose your status as a Lawful Permanent Resident.

Children’s Issues – In the United States, children are required to have certain vaccinations before they can enroll in school. We recommend that you bring your child’s complete vaccination records with you to the United States. If your child is adopted, you have full custody as a result of a divorce, or you share custody with another parent, you should bring a copy of all applicable adoption or custody papers from the authoritative court in your home country. You will need these papers (translated into English) 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.

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Diversity Visa Applicants - Additional Information

If you are interviewing for a Diversity Visa (DV), all of the above instructions apply to you unless noted otherwise. Please schedule and attend a medical examination prior to your visa interview and gather the required documents.

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:

  • Appointment information printed from the “Entrant Status Check” on the E-DV website.
  • Documents showing that you have either a qualifying high school education OR two (2) years of qualifying work experience in the five (5) years immediately prior to application (for the principal applicant only; more information is available online).
  • Payment in cash of the $330 Diversity Visa Application Fee for each visa applicant.

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.

You can review the eligibility requirements online.

 

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Last Updated: 10/28/2019

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Khartoum

Kilo 10, Soba
Kharatoum, Sudan

Telephone
(187)-0-22000
From U.S.: (249)(187)0-22000
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