Packet 3 forms and Instructions for Immigrant Visa Applicants

This office has received evidence entitling you to immigrant visa status. While no assurance can be given regarding the date of your visa interview appointment, you should now prepare for that appointment by taking the following steps:

FIRST: Complete DS-260 form and email DS-260 confirmation page immediately to

This office cannot process your case until this form is completed. After DS-260 confirmation page has been emailed to this office, you will be scheduled for a visa interview at the earliest possible date. To check your appointment date, click here.

SECOND: Obtain the following documents on this checklist which pertain to you. Please bring the documents to the visa interview on your scheduled date. Do NOT send them to this office or to NVC.

  1. PASSPORTS: A Passport must be valid for travel to the United States and must have at least six months validity beyond the issuance date of the visa. Children must have their own passports regardless of any age.
  2. BIRTH CERTIFICATES: You are required to present an original and a copy of your birth certificate.
  3. PHOTOGRAPHS: Two (2×2 inches or 5×5 cm) frontal view with white background photographs are required (Please click here for photograph requirement instructions).
  4. MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES: Married persons are required to present an original and a copy of their marriage certificate. Proof of the termination of any previous marriage must also be submitted (e.g. death certificate of spouse, final decree of divorce or annulment).
  5. EVIDENCE OF RELATIONSHIP: You should bring with you evidence to establish the relationship between you and the petitioner. It is, therefore, useful to bring with you letters, photographs, or other evidence of your relationship to the petitioner.
  6. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: All intending immigrants, regardless of age, are required to have a medical examination. Please click here for medical examination instruction.
  7. POLICE CERTIFICATES/RECORDS: Each 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.
  8. MILITARY RECORDS: A copy of a military record is required from your office or department if you are or used to be military personnel. The military records must contain a complete record of the applicant’s service and conduct while in the service. The record must show any convictions of crime before military tribunals.
  9. COURT AND PRISON RECORDS: Persons convicted of a crime must obtain a certified copy of each court record and any prison record, regardless of the fact that they may have benefited subsequently from an amnesty, pardon, or other act of clemency.
  10. ORIGINAL SIGNED I-864 AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT AND MOST RECENT TAX TRANSCRIPT FROM THE PETITIONER. Form I-864 can be downloaded here, and tips for filing I-864 can be found at USCIS I-864 FAQ. Please go to for information on how to obtain tax transcripts.
  11. TRANSLATIONS: Any foreign language document must be accompanied by a full English translation that the translator has certified as complete and correct, and by the translator’s certification that he or she is competent to translate the foreign language into English.


Each applicant must be prepared to pay the application fee on the appointment date if the fee has not yet been paid to National Visa Center (NVC). For visa application fees, please click here.

You need not check with this office unless you have to report a change in your situation such as marriage, or death of petitioner. Please do not send any documents to this office unless you are specifically requested to do so.