Below is a list of documents that you will need to bring to your Document Review and to your visa interview. Please review the checklist and prepare your documents according to your visa category and if they are applicable on your case. The embassy will send you an email if any of these documents are missing from your case file, you will need to gather all mentioned documents and bring them to your interview.
FOR APPLICANTS PROCESSING ELECTRONICALLY (MIV): PLEASE BRING THE EXACT ORIGINAL OF ALL DOCUMENTS YOU UPLOADED INTO CEAC. IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE EXACT DOCUMENTS TO YOUR INTERVIEW, YOUR CASE WILL BE DELAYED.
Also, during the performance of your medical examinations you will be given a list with the necessary documents for the day of your interview according to your visa category.
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 English 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. Bring any passport with an unexpired U.S. visa. (It may be useful to bring all previous passports.)
- One (1) 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 and a photocopy.
- Medical examination results in a sealed envelope (if the physician gives you these results)
- Your petitioner’s original civil documents that establish the relationship between you and the petitioner. This includes, but is not limited to, the petitioner’s birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, and name change forms.
APPLICANTS WHO FALL INTO ANY CATEGORY LISTED IN ITALICS 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, and a photocopy.
Original birth certificates for all children of the principal applicant (even if he or she is not accompanying).
If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate, and a photocopy.
If you are 16 years of age or older: The original police certificate from your country of previous residence. If you previously submitted a police certificate to NVC, it is more than (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: A letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one (1) month ago.
For Healthcare Workers only: The original and one (1) copy of the VisaScreen certificate issued by the International Commission on Healthcare Professions.
If you have ever been convicted of a crime: Original court and criminal records, and a photocopy.
If you have served in any country’s military: Original military records.
If you are adopted: Adoption papers 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.
If you have applied for any benefit, such as change of status or asylum, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or have been the subject of any enforcement proceedings such as deportation or removal by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Bring all documents pertaining to these matters to the interview.
The U.S. Embassy Port of Spain requires the new polymer, computer-generated civil documents issued by the Registrar General. These include Trinidad and Tobago birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates. All previous versions of these civil documents will not be accepted. Please ensure that you have your updated documents prior to your scheduled immigrant visa interview in order to avoid any delays in visa processing.
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