Please use the list below to determine the items that every 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.
One (1) color photograph of each person applying for a visa (5 cm x 5 cm, or 2 inch x 2 inch). Please review our online photo requirements.
Form DS-260 completion confirmation page (Online Application for an Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration) that you submitted at ceac.state.gov/iv.
Your original birth certificate, notarized English translation, and a photocopy if not already submitted to NVC.
Medical examination results in a sealed envelope. (Not required, if medical exam completed electronically).
Original documents confirming any name changes, notarized English translation, and a photocopy, unless already submitted to NVC.
Original birth certificates for all living minor children below 21, including step-children, notarized English translation, and a photocopy for each document, if not already submitted to NVC.
Latvian resident card, if you are a non-Latvian passport holder.
Applicants who fall into any category listed in italics below should bring these additional documents, unless already submitted to NVC:
For family-based visa applications:
- 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). If your petitioner is your spouse: Evidence of the relationship between the petitioner and visa applicant (such as photographs, letters, or emails).
If you are married: Your original marriage certificate, notarized English translation, and a photocopy.
If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate, notarized English translation, and a photocopy.
If you are older than 16 years of age: The original police certificate from your country of current residence (if residence exceeds six months) and countries where you resided for at least one year after your 16th birthday (except the United States) and from any country where you have been arrested or tried. You must bring a more recent police certificate to the interview if you have been arrested or tried after acquisition of your initial police certificate.
For employment-based visa applications: Original letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one month ago.
If you have ever been convicted of a crime: Your original court and criminal records, notarized English translation, and a photocopy.
If you have served in any country’s military: Your original military records, notarized English translation, and a photocopy.
If you are adopted: Your original adoption papers or custody documents, notarized English translation, and a photocopy.
If you are the petitioner’s stepchild: The original marriage certificate of the petitioner and your biological parent, notarized English translation, and a photocopy.
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