U.S. Embassy Port au Prince, Haiti - PTP


Please follow the steps below before your immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Step 1: Register your appointment online

You need to register your appointment online. Registering your appointment provides us with the information we need to return your passport to you after your interview. You will need the confirmation number from your Form DS-260 Online Immigrant Visa Application to register. Registration is free. Click the button below to register, and please print the confirmation page when you are done.

 

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Step 2: Schedule a medical exam in Haiti

After you complete Step 1, you must schedule a medical exam in Haiti. Click the “Medical Exam Instructions” link below for a list of designated doctors’ offices in Haiti. 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.

IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS TO YOUR INTERVIEW, YOUR CASE PROCESS WILL BE DELAYED

 

Pre-Interview Checklist >>


Step 4: Review interview guidelines

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

 

Interview Guidelines >>


Medical Exam Instructions

IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS TO YOUR INTERVIEW, YOUR CASE PROCESS WILL BE DELAYED

All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa. Only a physician accredited by the U.S. Embassy can perform this exam. It is your responsibility to schedule a medical exam with one of the doctors listed below before your visa interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy. Medical examination results from other physicians will not be accepted.

Approved Physicians:

Dr. Jacqueline Gautier
Dr. Jude Saint Phard

Hopital St Damien CLIMEDI – Hopital Nos Petits Frères & Soeurs
Tabarre, Haiti
Jude.saintphard@nph.org
Tel: 2816-1601; 2816-1602; 3252-5140
Whatsapp: 3780-6550


Dr. Michel Théard 
Dr. Eddy Jean Baptiste
Centre de Prévention Médicale
31 Ave Charles Sumner à côté
d’OAVCT, non loin de l’Église du
Sacré-Coeur, Port-au-Prince
Tel: 2941-4545 or 2946-4545
Tel: 3710-7878; 4373-7878
Website: www.cpm-haiti.com
Email: cpmhaitimedical@gmail.com

Items to bring to your medical examination

You should bring the following items to your medical exam:

  • Your visa interview appointment letter,
  • The confirmation page of your DS-260 Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application Confirmation (https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx) 
  • The confirmation page from the online registration of your appointment (see Step 1),
  • your passport,
  • Six (6) recently taken passport-sized color photographs, and
  • A copy of your immunization records.

Any medical examination fees, including x-ray and blood test fees, must be paid directly to the examining physician. Fees will vary based upon the applicant’s individual health and age but may cost up to USD $500.00 per person. This includes any additional exams for tuberculosis, treatment for infectious diseases such as syphilis, and vaccinations. The medical examination fee without vaccines is $285.00 for adults and $205.00 for children under 15 years old. All fees are paid to the physician and/or radiology facilities and laboratories

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 here. U.S. immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of a visa. Current immigrant visa vaccination requirements are available here. You can also read Frequently Asked Questions about our medical examination requirements online.

After the medical exam

When your examination is completed, the doctor will provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope. 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. 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 the applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview. Any documents that are not in either English or French must be accompanied by a certified English translation:

IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS TO YOUR INTERVIEW, YOUR CASE PROCESS WILL BE DELAYED

  • 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 (where your name and photo are located).
  • 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 (Extrait acte de Naissance issued by the National Archives) and a photocopy. Children under 2 years old should bring their original acte de naissance authenticated by the National Archives.

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

  • 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, emails, whatsapp or facebook conversation, petitioner’s proof of travel to Haiti or transfer receipts).

If you are married: Your original marriage certificate, and a photocopy.

If you were previously married:  Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate, 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 these three items are all true, you must bring a more recent police certificate to the interview:

  1. You are older than 16 years of age;
  2. You obtained a police certificate more than one year ago; and
  3. You still live in the country that issued the police certificate.
     

IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS TO YOUR INTERVIEW, YOUR CASE PROCESS WILL BE DELAYED

For employment-based visa applications: A 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, and a photocopy.

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, and a photocopy along with divorce records for any previous marriages of either parent and a photocopy.

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Interview Guidelines

IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS TO YOUR INTERVIEW, YOUR CASE PROCESS WILL BE DELAYED

Sending documents to the U.S. Embassy


If the U.S. Embassy requests additional information or documentation from you, you will need to submit it at a local DHL branch. Visit www.ustraveldocs.com/ht for information on document submission.

Rescheduling or cancelling your interview


If you are unable to attend your appointment, please email support-haiti@ustraveldocs.com for a new appointment date. 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. 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 Port-au-Prince 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 and must show their ID card at the embassy:

  • Interpreter: Applicants may bring ONE interpreter if they do not speak English, French, or Kreyol 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 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 either U.S. dollars or Haitian gourdes equivalent. 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 Haiti


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 - DHL.

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After Your Interview

IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS TO YOUR INTERVIEW, YOUR CASE PROCESS WILL BE DELAYED

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. Your passport will be delivered free of charge to a DHL pickup location. You must have registered your delivery address online (see Step 1).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 based on the validity of your medical exam. 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.

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. 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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Last Updated: 11/7/2019

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Port au Prince

Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Telephone
509 2812-2919
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