Consular Case Interview Preparation
Upon receiving notification from the NVC that your case is ready for processing, this guide will provide you with a general overview of the next steps.
ReviewCarefully Review the information sent by the NVC noting the date, time, and location of your immigrant visa interview.
Schedule Medical ExamYou (and each family member applying for a visa with you) are required to schedule a medical appointment with an authorized physician in the country where you will be interviewed. You must complete your medical examination, along with any required vaccinations, before your scheduled visa interview date. When your medical exam is completed, if you are given a medical exam envelope to bring the sealed (not opened) envelope to your visa interview.
Attend the InterviewPrior to the interview, ensure you have followed the U.S. Embassy or Consulate interview preparation instructions. On the scheduled date and time of your interview appointment, go to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A consular officer will interview you (and accompanying family member beneficiaries) and determine whether or not you can receive an immigrant visa.
Bring to the Interviewa. Copy of all documents sent to NVC - I-130 application, G-325As, Affidavits, I-864 - ALL INFORMATION ON THESE FORMS MUST BE REVIEWED SUCH THAT EACH PARTY KNOWS OF THE INFORMATION OF THE OTHER SPOUSE
b. Formal, long form birth certificate
c. Passport, with an expiration date of no earlier than 6 months. Try to have more than 6 months before expiration
d. Police certificate with "Nothing" written on it, indicating no criminal record
e. Fingerprints (consulate will instruct you regarding how, when and where these will be taken). There is a fee for this.
f. Medical exam results (consulate will instruct you regarding how, when and where this will be taken). There is a fee for this. Make sure you get a copy from the medical examiner.
g. Passport type photos of each of you. (Consulate will instruct you regarding these)