U.S. Embassy Paris, France - PRS

Please follow the steps below before your immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France. Please note that immigrant visa interviews for residents of both France and Portugal are held at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Step 1: Register your appointment online

Residents of France must register their appointment online. Registering your appointment provides us with the information we need to return your passport to you after your interview. Registration is free. Click the “Register” button below to register. If you are a resident of Portugal, this step is not required.

If you want to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you will be able to do so after you register your appointment.


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Step 2: Get a medical exam

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

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Step 3: 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.


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Step 4: Review interview guidelines

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


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Medical Exam Instructions

Prior to visa approval, each applicant for an immigrant visa must undergo a medical examination by an approved physician. Visa applicants are responsible for arranging an examination by one of the approved physicians before the scheduled visa interview. The U.S. Embassy in Paris maintains a panel of two approved physicians who speak English and French:


Dr. Gunita JOLLY (Mrs)
7 rue de la Pompe
75116 Paris
Tél:  01 45 24 69 50  (from outside France: +33 1 45 24 69 50)
Email: jollyvisa@cabinetdelamuette.com
All information regarding medical examination and booking for Dr. Jolly should be done on her website at english-doctor-paris.com

All appointments may be booked online via DOCTOLIB  https://www.doctolib.fr/medecin-generaliste/paris-75116/gunita-jolly-paul

Dr. Francis SLATTERY (Mr)
10 Avenue d’Eylau
75116 Paris
Appointments can be booked on-line via DOCTOLIB or by telephoning his office at 01 47 42 02 34 (from outside France: +33 1 47 4202 34)
All information regarding the medical examination can be found on his website: us-immigration-medical-paris.10eylau.com – Cabinet médical, Francis Slattery
Email: cabinetmedical@10eylau.com

Items to bring to your medical examination

The doctor will need the following items to complete the medical exam forms:

  • Your visa interview interview letter,
  • Your passport,
  • One (1) recently taken passport-sized color photograph,
  • A copy of your immunization records,
  • DS-260 Confirmation page

Please carefully review the list of required CDC vaccines. No medical report will be released until all vaccination requirements are met. Vaccinations should be done before the medical and an up-to-date vaccination record should be presented to the doctor on the day of the medical examination.

Each panel physician charges the same fixed fee. The total fee for adults is €460. This fee covers the clinical examination, a chest X-ray and required blood tests. The fee for children under 15 is €280. Children are not required to undergo X-rays or blood tests. If sputum testing is required, there will be an additional charge of €100.

Applicants should discuss methods of payment with the physician at the time they schedule their appointment. It is our understanding that the costs of immigrant medical examinations are not paid by the French social security system.

Vaccination requirements are available on the following website: cdc.gov

During the medical exam

The medical examination will include a medical history review, physical examination, and chest X-ray, gonorrhea test, and blood tests (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 via cdc.com. You can also read Frequently Asked Questions about our medical examination requirements online.

After the medical exam

An immigrant visa WILL NOT be issued until the U.S. Consul has reviewed the results of the medical examination for each applicant.

When your examination is completed, the doctor will give you the 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 (TB). However, you must carry the x-rays with you when you travel to the United States for the first time, and your medical report must be less than six months old at that time.

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Pre-Interview checklist

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

  • 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 a photocopy of the biographic page.
  • Two (2) color 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.
  • Confirmation page from the Form DS-260 Application for an Immigrant Visa you submitted online at ceac.state.gov/iv.

  • Your original birth certificate, English translation, and a photocopy.

  • Medical examination results in a sealed envelope (if the physician gives you these results).

  • For residents of Portugal or the Azores: One 2kg Chronopost envelope.

  • 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 below should bring these additional documents

For family based visa applicants:

  • 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).

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.

If you are older than 16 years of age: The original police certificate from your country of current residence and countries of previous residence. If you previously submitted a police certificate to NVC, it is more than one (1) year old, and you still live in that country, you must bring a more recent police certificate to the interview.

For employment-based visa applications: Letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one month ago.

If you have ever been arrested: Court and criminal records indicating the charge, disposition, and sentence if a conviction exists, the English translation of the court records, 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.


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Interview Guidelines

Receiving your documents from the U.S. Embassy

Residents of France and Monaco: After registering your appointment online at ais.usvisa-info.com, you have the option to receive your documents at the pick-up location in Paris or have the documents sent to a location of your choosing.  The delivery preference may only be changed up until the day prior to your appointment and may not be changed after.

Applicants from Portugal and the Azores: Do not register at the website above. The day before you go to your interview, you must purchase a Chronopost envelope size 2kg for “European Union” and bring it to your visa interview. This envelope can ONLY be purchased at a French Post Office. Directions to the closest French Post Office are on page 7

Sending documents to the U.S. Embassy

At the time of interview, some visa applications are refused under section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and must submit additional documents. If additional documents have been requested for your case, please see the information below for sending documents to the U.S. Embassy.

Residents of France and Monaco: Please DO NOT mail documents to us directly. Instead, visit ais.usvisa-info.com and ask for information on courier services.

Applicants from Portugal and the Azores: Do not register at the website above. The documents may be sent directly to the following address:

IV Unit
Ambassade des ETATS-UNIS
18, Avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris

Rescheduling or cancelling your interview

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please go to ais.usvisa-info.com as soon as possible. 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.

Please note: Residents of France need to register their original NVC/KCC appointment online before they can reschedule it. Rescheduling is only possible on a date after your assigned appointment.

Security screening procedures

All visitors to the U.S. Embassy are subject to security screenings. Any visitor who declines to be screened by U.S. Embassy security personnel will be unable to enter the embassy. To avoid delays, please bring only what is required for your interview. Do not bring your computer or large baggage to the Embassy.  You may bring your phone, but it will be stored in a locked box.  You can find a complete list of prohibited items via fr.usembassy.gov.

Accompanying persons

Attorneys are not permitted to accompany clients into the waiting room or to their interview. Only the following persons may accompany a visa applicant to their interview:

  • Interpreter: Applicants may bring ONE interpreter if they do not speak English, French, or Portuguese 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.

Immigrant visa fees

If you have not paid all required fees to either the National Visa Center or via the appointment website, 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 via travel.state.gov.

Do not make travel plans outside of France

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 viacourier services only if you are a resident of France. (Residents of Portugal, please see the Chronopost instructions at the top of this page.) If you have to travel within France 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 Visa 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. 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 K visa.

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. 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 will 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 custodial 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. Please schedule and attend a medical examination prior to your visa interview; enroll in the required courier service; 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 have two years of qualifying work experience in the last five years immediately prior to application (for the principal applicant only; more information is available via travel.state.gov).
  • Payment in cash of the $330 Diversity Visa Application Fee for each 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.

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. If your visa application is refused for this reason, the fees will not be refunded, as any fees paid to the U.S. government in support of visa application(s) are nonrefundable. You can review the eligibility requirements via travel.state.gov.

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Directions To French Post Office

Applicants from Portugal and the Azores are required to bring to their visa interview a Chronopost envelope size 2kg for “European Union.” This envelope can ONLY be purchased at a French Post Office. Below is a map and directions to the French Post Office that is nearest to the U.S. Embassy in Paris. 

"Union Europeenne" 2Kg


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Last Updated: 4/19/2024

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Paris

18 avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris

[33] (1) 43122222
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