Interview Preparation for IV

If you cannot keep the appointment, please notify this office by email:

You must bring the following documents to the interview:

  • National Identification Card
  • Passport (valid at least six months beyond intended date of entry into the United States)
  • Two photographs (2×2 inches or 5×5 cm) frontal view with white background. Please view this link for photo requirement instructions.
  • Original birth certificate 
  • Original marriage certificate, if applicable
  • Original divorce decree or death certificate of spouse from previous marriage, if applicable
  • Original police certificateEach visa applicant aged 16 years or over is required to submit a police certificate from the police authorities of each locality of the country of the applicant’s nationality or current residence where the applicant has resided for at least six months since attaining the age of sixteen. Police certificates are also required from all other countries where the applicant has resided for at least one year. A police certificate must also be obtained from the police authorities of any place where the applicant has been arrested for any reason, regardless of how long he or she lived there. Police certificates must cover the entire period of the applicant’s residence in any area. A certificate issued by the police authorities where you now reside must be of recent date when presented to the consular officer. The term “police certificate” as used in this paragraph means a certification by appropriate police authorities stating what their records show concerning each applicant, including all arrests, the reasons for the arrests, and the disposition of each case of which there is a record. In Cambodia, the police certificate is issued by the Ministry of Justice at No 240, Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. For other countries, please click here.
  • Original court or prison record, if applicable
  • Your medical examination resultsAll intending immigrants, regardless of age, are required to undergo a health examination. Please go to for health examination instructions.
  • Affidavit of Support, if applicable:  Petitioners are required to submit an Affidavit of Support form and evidence of their income.  Please use the information and the instructions here to complete an Affidavit of Support.
  • Evidence of relationship
  • Application fee, you are required to pay the visa application fee at the Embassy on the day of your interview if the fee has not yet been paid.  For visa application fees, please go to

All documents which are not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Translation must be certified by a competent translator.


No assurance can be given in advance that a visa will be issued. A consular officer will make a decision only after your formal application and documents are reviewed, and you have been personally interviewed by the officer.

You are advised to not make any travel arrangements for departure from this country and to not dispose of your property or give up your job until the visa has been issued to you. An immigrant visa is usually valid for a maximum of six months from the date of issuance.  You must travel and apply for admission to the United States within that visa validity period.

If you are issued an immigrant visa, please review the guide for new immigrants.

PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. You may not be allowed to the interview if you arrive late to the Embassy.