Another very important step of your immigration process is your interview, scheduled with the National Visa Center (NVC). You or your representative will receive an email containing your interview date and time. This interview will take place at your local United States embassy or consulate. If you are traveling with your spouse or children they should also attend this interview. In order to prepare, there are three major steps:

  1. Schedule and Complete a Medical Examination
    You and everyone you are traveling with must receive a medical examination from an approved physician. Approved physicians can be located by selecting your location from the US Department of State’s List of U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
  2. Register for Courier Service/Other Pre-Interview Instructions (link)
  3. Gather Documents Required for the Interview (Listed Below)

During your interview you must bring the following:

  • Appointment Letter – The interview appointment letter you received from NVC.
  • Passport – For each applicant, an unexpired passport valid for six months beyond the intended date of entry into the United States
  • Photographs – two identical color photograph(s) for each applicant, which must meet the general Photograph Requirements.
  • DS-260 Confirmation Page
  • Supporting Documents – original or certified copies of all civil documents you uploaded into CEAC. 
  • English Translations – If documents requiring English translation were not sent to NVC, you must obtain them and present them on the day of your interview. For more information please review the U.S. Embassy or Consulate interview preparation instructions. 
  • Visa Fees – If your visa application fees were collected by NVC, you do not need to pay again. However, if you or any family member did not pay all the necessary fees, you will be asked to pay any unpaid fees at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  

Original documents will be returned after the interview.

If you are unable to attend your interview at the appointed time CONTACT THE EMBASSY OR CONSULATE IMMEDIATELY.
Additionally you should contact any representative you may have for your immigration process.

More information about your specific location can be found by selecting your specific embassy from the US Department of State’s List of U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

More information about the interview itself can be found here.

More information about what happens after the interview can be found here.