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Documents Required for Your Visa
 

Please note that presentation of false documents in an attempt to obtain a visa can result in permanent ineligibility for any type of U.S. visa.

Translations: All documents not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.

Depending on your visa category, different documents are required. For each document listed for your visa, there is an explanation in the Glossary.

Family-based Immigrant Visas. Immediate Relative (IR) and Family Based visa cases require the following documents:

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Following to Join Applicants require the following documents when applying for a visa:

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Employment-Based Immigrant Visas require the following documents:

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For more information on Employment based visas, click here.


Approved Returning Residents Visa (SB-1) Applicants should have the following additional documents:

  • Old Alien Registration Card (green card) and/or expired re-entry permit.
  • A notarized affidavit of support (form I-134) with employment letter, bank statement and most recent U. S. federal income tax return (form 1040 and W-2) from a sponsor is strongly suggested. Note that an affidavit of support on form I-864 is not required.
  • Application (Form DS230, parts I and II)

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Registered Nurses require the following additional documents:

  • A valid U.S. nursing license or Visa Screen certificate and CGFNS certificate.  In addition, applicants who cannot begin work in any capacity prior to receiving a nursing license, i.e. whose job offers are contingent, may be asked to present evidence of passing the NCLEX-RN licensing exam prior to visa issuance. This determination will be made on a case by case basis at the time of interview with the Consular Officer.
  • Nursing Degree
  • Proof of education and experience

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Applicants for Diversity Visas require the following documents:

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