Examination of documents for a non-immigrant visa at the consulate
Consideration of documents for a non-immigrant visa at a consulate is a process that enables you to apply for a non-immigrant visa at a US consulate abroad if you are located outside the United States.
The following categories of persons are entitled to consider documents for a non-immigrant visa at the consulate:
All persons applying for a US visa, including:
- Foreign nationals applying for a visa at a US consulate or embassy.
- Substantially dependent persons applying for E-1, E-2, H-4, O-3, P-4, Q-3, R-2 and TD visas.
- Diplomatic and other public servants, their closest relatives are hired workers on visa A.
- Foreign specialists applying for work visas E-1, E-2, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, L-1, O-1, O-2, P-1, P- 2, P-3, Q-1, Q-2, R-1 and TN
- Guests arriving in the United States for business or leisure purposes on visa category B.
- Workers and investors under a trade agreement, and their immediate family applying for an E. visa
- Students and their immediate family applying for F.
- Representatives of foreign media and their immediate family applying for visa I.
- Exchange program participants and their immediate family applying for J.
- A student of technical schools and other non-university institutions and their immediate family applying for M.’s visa
Documents required to consider a non-immigrant visa at the consulate
To consider documents for a non-immigrant visa at the consulate, the following documents are required:
- Completed DS-160, non-immigrant visa application form.
- 2 recent (no earlier than 6 months) black-and-white or color photographs measuring 50mm * 50mm.
- A passport valid for traveling abroad, returning to your home country or traveling to another country.
- Original Form I-797, Notification of Approval, Immigration Petition.
- Copy of immigration petition. Persons traveling on business, tourists and other visitors who are traveling to the United States for a short period of time must have a passport that will be valid for at least 6 months from the expected day of departure from the United States.
- Certificate of social, economic and other ties that will guarantee your departure from the United States after a temporary and legal stay.
- Visa application fee.Notes:
- To change the purpose of your visit to the United States on a non-immigrant visa, you need to change your visa status. Apply for a status change .
- Certain visa applications, such as B-1 and B-1 visas, must be accompanied by affidavit of support. Apply for support affidavit.
- Foreign nationals in the United States can apply for a non-immigrant visa at a consular post in a third country, such as Canada or Mexico. Apply for a visa for a third-country national.