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The Immigrant Visa Process

Interview Preparation - Required Documents

Gather & Bring All Required Documents

The applicant is responsible to bring all required original civil documents, and photocopies of the original civil documents, to the visa interview. Failure to bring all required original documents and the photocopies to the interview may cause delay or denial of the visa. The following documents must be available at the interview:


Important Notice: All documents not written in English or in the official language of the country in which the interview takes place MUST be accompanied by a translation in English. Translations must be certified by a competent translator. Translations submitted to the NVC will be included in the applicant’s case file.


Who's Involved

U.S. Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Embassy or Consulate, nearest your residence abroad, where you will apply and be interviewed for your U.S. visa.

Find a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your area