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 euro, but not a combination of currencies) at the consular section on the date of interview, unless applying for a U.S. Government-sponsored program with a code starting: G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7.  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 or if applying by courier, include a statement with your application;
  • 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.
  • F and M visa applicants are required to furnish an I-20A-B, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status – For Academic or Language Students or I-20M-N, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status Form;
  • Applicants for academic programs of any kind: bring all transcripts from current and most recent educational institutions;
  • J visa applicants are required to furnish a DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status;
  • The DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan (if applicable);
  •  SEVIS payment confirmation receipt, unless applying for a U.S. Government-sponsored program with a code starting: G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7;
  • If applicant is 17 years or younger, a notarized statement from the child’s parents granting permission for the child to travel to the United States, specifically listing which, if any, adults will be traveling with the child and explaining their relationship to the child.  This notarized statement must also include a notarized copy of the identity document that the parent(s) showed the notary (passport, national ID card).

Note: The decision to approve or deny the application will be based on the interview and information provided orally. However, the consular officer may ask for documentary evidence of the following:

  • Funds sufficient to cover all expenses including tuition while in the United States. Such evidence may include detailed bank statements of your or your parent’s accounts showing that adequate funds are available for transfer, evidence of scholarships and/or combination of finances which will meet the estimated total expenses, including tuition, of your proposed stay in the United States;
  • A residence abroad to which you intend to return at the end of the stay in the United States. This is generally established by evidence of family, professional, property, employment or other ties and commitments to some country other than the United States sufficient to cause the applicant to return there at the conclusion of his/her authorized stay.