- Interview appointment letter from the National Visa Center (NVC).
- Unexpired passport valid for six months beyond your intended date of entry into the United States and a photocopy of the biographic page (where your name and photo are located).
- Two color passport photographs measuring 2 inches by 2 inches (5 cm by 5 cm) with a white background.
- Required civil documents on the list below (the original version and a photocopy), even if you submitted a photocopy to NVC. You may need to get an updated police certificate.
- Translations of any document not written in either English or the official language of the country in which the interview will take place. Translations must be certified by a competent translator.
- Medical exam results if the physician gives you these results. In that case, bring them to your interview in the envelope sealed by the medical office. Do not open this envelope.
- Confirmation page from Form DS-260, Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application, that you submitted on ceac.state.gov.
- Family-based visa applications:
- A signed Affidavit of Support from your petitioner and any additional financial sponsors who submitted a Form I-864 on behalf of your visa application. Applicants may bring photocopies and scanned versions of signed Forms I-864 and associated documents. (Please note that the form must still be signed; typed names and electronic signatures will not be accepted.)
- Financial evidence showing your petitioner’s income, such as IRS tax transcripts, federal tax return, or forms W-2. If you have any additional financial sponsors, you must bring the same type of financial evidence for them, along with proof of their legal status in the United States.
- Proof of the U.S. petitioner’s status and domicile in the United States (photocopy of a U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, or legal permanent resident card).
- Employment-based visa applications: A letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one month ago confirming the essential elements of the job offer.
Any additional documents listed in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate interview guidelines in nvc.state.gov/interview.
List of Required Civil Documents
Information about how to obtain the below civil documents overseas is available in Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country. This table, which is searchable by country, includes details on all of the below civil document types