Required Documents

You are required to furnish the following forms and documents in support of your visa application.

  • Confirmation page of the application form DS-160;
  • A valid passport containing at least two blank pages and all old passports;
  • One 5 x 5 cm (2” by 2”) color photograph taken within the last six months;
  • MRV fee for your visa class to be paid in cash (dollars or euro, but not a combination of currencies) at the consular section on the date you drop off the packet of information.  Click on All Fees to learn more;
  • C1/D applicants only: employment contract, including the name of the shipping agency, vessel, and seafarer book;
  • E, H, L, P, or R applicants only: photocopy of DHS petition approval;
  • F, M, and M applicants only: SEVIS receipt, DS-2019 or I-20, and transcripts from most-recent educational institution;
  • I applicants only: media credentials (photo copy will be taken at time of application) and evidence of media activities planned in the United States;
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover all expenses while in the United States;
  • Evidence of compelling ties to your home country demonstrating your intent to return after your temporary stay in the United States. Examples of compelling ties include: a residence abroad which you do not intend to abandon, your family relationships, your economic situation, and your long-term plans;
  • Minors age 17 and under: notarized consent from both parents, birth certificate, and photocopy of parents’ U.S. visas; And
  • If you have ever been a member of a military or paramilitary group (including the KLA), you must declare it on your DS-160 application;
  • If you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime, you are required to declare it;
  • If you have a medical condition that could have a bearing on your eligibility for a visa, furnish a letter from your physician which discusses your current state of health;
  • If you have been denied entry into or deported, or removed from the United States furnish documents relating to this.