Applicants are required to bring to the visa interview the original and one photocopy of all documents furnished in support of their immigrant or fiancé visa application, with the exception of their passport and photographs. Please click here for further information.
Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. The fee must be paid after the immigrant visa has been issued but before the applicant travels to the United States on the visa.
If you are traveling to the United States for the holidays, here are a few things you should know before you arrive at the airport.
If you are traveling visa free under the Visa Waiver Program and are entering the United States by air or sea carrier, you must register under ESTA. If you do not have a valid registration don’t delay any longer. In most cases travelers receive a response in a matter of seconds, but some cases can take up to 72 hours to be approved. Read more
The online registration period for the DV-2014 Program closed on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4). It is no longer possible to register for DV-2014; be aware of websites or emails advising you otherwise. They are NOT operating on behalf of the U.S. government.
If your departure from the United States has been delayed by Hurricane Sandy and as a result, you have overstayed the period of time granted by U.S. immigration, you should contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), for further information and assistance.