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;
  • Appointment confirmation page;
  • Application Fee to be paid in cash (Dollars or Euros, but not a combination of currencies)at the consular section on the day of interview. The Embassy strongly encourages applicants to bring exact change. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Click on All Fees to learn more;
  • A valid passport containing at least two blank pages;
  • One 5 x 5 cm (2” by 2”) color photograph taken within the last six months: Please follow photo requirements carefully. Photos taken by cell phone, of poor quality, with colored background, or otherwise not meeting acceptable standards will result in a delay in visa processing;
  • Evidence of any previously issued U.S. visas: If you are no longer in possession of the passport(s) containing the visas, you may advise the consular officer at the time of your interview;
  • 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;
  • A letter from your employer on letter headed stationary confirming your employment with the company and period that you will be in the United States; and 
  • If you have ever been a member of a military or paramilitary group, you must declare it on your DS-160 application;
  • If you have ever been arrested or convicted or 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.
  • Confirmation page of the application form DS-160;
  • Form DS-156E (225KB) for E-1 treaty trader visa applicants and E-2 treaty investor visa applicants, if you are an Executive/Manager/Essential Employee.
  • Appointment confirmation page;
  • Application Fee to be paid in cash (Dollars or Euros, but not a combination of currencies) at the consular section on the day of interview. The Embassy strongly encourages applicants to bring exact change. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Click on All Fees to learn more;
  • A valid passport containing at least two blank pages;
  • One 5 x 5 cm (2” by 2”) color photograph taken within the last six months: Please follow photo requirements carefully. Photos taken by cell phone, of poor quality, with colored background, or otherwise not meeting acceptable standards will result in a delay in visa processing;
  • Evidence of any previously issued U.S. visas: If you are no longer in possession of the passport(s) containing the visas, you may advise the consular officer at the time of your interview;
  • A detailed job description letter which includes a description of the company; their role in the company; their salary, allowances, benefits and other compensation they will receive; their qualifications for that job; and the company’s contact information;
  • Organizational chart reflecting their position in the company with clearly delineating lines of authority;
  • Evidence to show that enterprise is real and active;
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A copy of educational certificates, diplomas and/or transcripts;
  • A signed and dated statement of intent to depart the United States upon termination of nonimmigrant E treaty legal status; and 
  • If you have ever been a member of a military or paramilitary group, 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.
  • Confirmation page of the application form DS-160;
  • Appointment confirmation page;
  • Application Fee to be paid in cash (Dollars or Euros, but not a combination of currencies) at the consular section on the day of interview. The Embassy strongly encourages applicants to bring exact change. Credit cards cannot be accepted.
  • A valid passport containing at least two blank pages;
  • One 5 x 5 cm (2” by 2”) color photograph taken within the last six months: Please follow photo requirements carefully. Photos taken by cell phone, of poor quality, with colored background, or otherwise not meeting acceptable standards will result in a delay in visa processing;
  • Evidence of any previously issued U.S. visas: If you are no longer in possession of the passport(s) containing the visas, you may advise the consular officer at the time of your interview;
  • 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;
  • The receipt number of the approved petition – we suggest you furnish a copy of the Notice of Action Form I- 797A, B or C. Your application cannot be processed without this;
  • O-2 visa applicants only, a copy of the I-797A, B or C confirming approval of the O-1 petition; and 
  • If you have ever been a member of a military or paramilitary group, 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.

Blanket L-1 Visa Applicants are also required to furnish the following:  

  • One original and two copies of the form I-129S. This is an abbreviated form of the petition and indicates under which category (manager, executive or specialized knowledge professional) the visa is to be granted. Applicants may also be required to produce evidence of their entitlement to a particular category, such as diplomas, certificates or other proof of their educational background;
  • A letter from your employer stating the position and the organization from which you are transferring, the new organization and position to which you are destined, a description of the actual duties and salary under both the new and the former positions, and the dates and locations of previous stays in the United States in “L” status; and
  • A Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee of $500.00 and for those who are subject to it, a Border Security Act fee of $4,500. Please check with your employer to see if the Border Security Act fee applies in your case. The fee(s) will be paid to the Embassy’s cashier on the day of the visa interview. Fees may be paid in cash – dollars or euros.
  • Confirmation page of the application form DS-160;
  • Appointment confirmation page;
  • Application Fee to be paid in cash (Dollars or Euros, but not a combination of currencies) at the consular section on the day of interview. The Embassy strongly encourages applicants to bring exact change. Credit cards cannot be accepted..  Click on All Fees to learn more;
  • A valid passport containing at least two blank pages;
  • One 5 x 5 cm (2” by 2”) color photograph taken within the last six months: Please follow photo requirements carefully. Photos taken by cell phone, of poor quality, with colored background, or otherwise not meeting acceptable standards will result in a delay in visa processing;
  • Evidence of any previously issued U.S. visas: If you are no longer in possession of the passport(s) containing the visas, you may advise the consular officer at the time of your interview;
  • 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;
  • Staff Journalist – a letter from the employer which gives the following information: name; position held within the company and purpose and length of stay in the United States;
  • Freelance Journalist under contract to a media organization – a letter from the organization that gives the following information: name; purpose and length of stay in the U.S. and duration of contract;
  • Media Film Crew – a letter from the employer which gives the following information: name; position held within company; title and brief description of the program being filmed and period of time required for filming in the United States;
  • Independent Production Company – a letter from the employer which gives the following information: name; position held within company; title and brief description of the program being filmed and period of time required for filming in the United States; and 
  • If you have ever been a member of a military or paramilitary group, 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.