What Do I Need to Know About the Interview Process?

What Do I Need to Know About the Interview Process?

The next step in obtaining an immigrant visa is to attend an interview with a consular officer. Before you arrive at your interview, you will need to schedule a medical appointment with an authorized doctor practicing in the country in which your interview is scheduled. The doctor must be approved by the embassy.  If you have any other family members or derivative applicants who are also applying for a visa with you, they will also need to undergo their own medical appointments. 

Prior to your interview, you must also make sure that you are registered to receive courier service and follow any additional pre-interview instructions that you have been given. Additionally, there are some documents that visa applicants must provide the consular officer with at the time of the interview.  Be sure to locate these documents ahead of time and make copies of them to bring with you when you attend your interview. These required documents include the following:

  • Appointment Letter
  • Passport
  • DS-260 Confirmation Page
  • Photographs that meet the general Photograph Requirements
  • All supporting documents.

Be sure to arrive at your interview on time and be prepared to show your interviewer all of the documents listed above. If you have any questions about what documents you need to bring to your interview, an Immigrant Visa I-130 USCIS Lawyer can give you more detailed instructions.