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Sample U.S. Embassy Document List

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It is our opinion that the United States embassy interview is the most crucial stage of the process. At the interview, the consular officer will verify that all required documentation has been provided by the foreign spouse.

The following is a sample list of the documentation required by the United States Embassy.

  1. Online Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (Form DS-230, Parts I and II) Confirmation Page.
  2. Visa Application fee ($230) for spouse and each child. Learn more about marriage (immigrant) visa fees here.
  3. Passport with expiration date of at least 6 months beyond issuance date of immigrant visa. Each child must also possess a valid passport.
  4. Birth certificate.
  5. Divorce, annulment and/or death certificates of any previous spouses of both spouse and U.S. citizen (if applicable).v
  6. Child custody decree (if applicable).
  7. Police certificate(s) from foreign spouse’s present country of residence and all countries where foreign spouse lived for 6 months or more since the age of 16. Each child at or over the age of 16 must also provide a police certificate.
  8. Military records (if applicable).
  9. Court and prison records (if applicable).
  10. Medical examination performed by an authorized physician. Each child (regardless of age) is also required to complete a medical examination by an authorized physician.
  11. Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) completed and signed by U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  12. Two (2) color photographs (dimension of 2”x2”) of foreign spouse and each child.
  13. Evidence of a bona-fide relationship between U.S. citizen or permanent resident and foreign spouse. This may consist of photographs of the couple, email exchanges, telephone bills, letters, airline ticket receipts, birth certificate(s) of child(ren), commingling of finances or other documentation.

*All foreign language documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

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