- Spouse, Unmarried Child (under 21) & Parent of a U.S. Citizen
- Spouse, Unmarried Child (under 21), Umarried Son/Daughter of a Lawful Permanent Resident
- Son/Daughter (over 21), Brother or Sister of a U.S. Citizen
- Applying for the Visa
- Medical Examination
- Required Documents
- What To Expect At Your Interview
- Processing Times & Return of Passport
- Entry into the United States
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 immigrant visa applicants, including children, are required to visit the Embassy in person for a formal visa interview.
You can expect to be at the Embassy for approximately 1.5 hours.
Make sure you have completed Step 4. You will be required to bring your appointment letter and courier confirmation page to the visa interview.
Documents Required for the Interview
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 list of required documents (2 pages, PDF).
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.
Can I change my appointment?
If you wish to reschedule your appointment, you may do so online at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv.
Applicants registered in the family sponsored (F-1, F-2, F-3, F-4) 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
If you do not attend the scheduled appointment and do not contact the Embassy, your case may be closed.
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.