The Interview

Interviews are by appointment only.   You will not be admitted more than 15 minutes prior to the time shown and arriving more than 30 minutes after the scheduled appointment time may result in the cancellation of your appointment. All applicants registered for immigration, including children, are required to visit the Consulate in person for a formal visa interview.

You can expect to be at the Embassy for approximately two to three hours.

Unless already submitted to the National Visa Center (NVC), you must bring the documents to your interview.  The original of each document is required for each applicant regardless of age, including babies. A photocopy of each document must also be submitted. If you have not already done so, check our website for a list of required documents.  (425kb)

It is your responsibility to document or correct any biographic discrepancies such as your name in your passport or birth certificate. All corrections must be made before your immigrant visa interview.  Failure to do this may prevent us from processing your application for an immigrant visa to a conclusion at the time of your appointment.

If you wish to reschedule your appointment, you may do so online at

Applicants registered in the employment sponsored (E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5) categories, should note that if they re-schedule the appointment for a different month, the Immigrant Visa Unit may not be able to process their application and they may have to wait several months before final action can be taken in their case

Note:  If you reschedule the appointment through the online appointment system you are required to bring with you the confirmation page that is generated when the appointment is scheduled.  You will find this document by clicking on “Print Instructions” link.