Step 8: Scan Collected Documents
Once you have collected all the necessary documents, you must scan and save them.
In order to scan your documents, you will need access to a computer and scanner or a smartphone with an internet connection. If you do not have access to these, common places with this type of equipment are libraries, community centers, internet cafés, and copy shops. Note: If you choose to use a public computer, be sure to delete your scanned documents once you have finished uploading them.
Unless specifically directed to do so by the National Visa Center (NVC) please do not mail any documents to NVC. If you do, you will delay the processing of your case and risk losing any documents you send.
In order to ensure your case does not experience delays in processing, follow these guidelines when scanning your documents:
Single File Size and Type
Acceptable file types include .pdf (preferred) .jpg, and .jpeg
Each individual file (scanned document) must be no larger than 2 MB (megabytes).
Scan and upload your multiple page document, such as your I-864, as one file. If the document size is more than 2 MB, compress the file.
“Zipped” files, modifiable PDFs, or password-protected files will not be accepted.
Your scans must:
- Be in color.