Applicants Under 14 and Over 79 Years of Age

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Overview

Applicants under 14 or older than 79 years of age may not be required to attend an interview, but must still submit a complete application.

Qualifications

  • Applicants who are older than 79 years of age;

or

  • Applicants who are younger than 14 years of age and have a parent with a valid visa in the same category.

You are not eligible to mail in your visa application if any of the following criteria apply:

  • Your last valid visa was canceled or revoked.
  • You lost your previous passport that had a valid or expired U.S. visa.
  • You are older than 79 years of age and applying for an F1, J1 or M1 visa.
  • You are 14 years of age or under and applying for B1, B1/B2, B2, F1, J1, or M1 visa.
  • You have been refused a U.S. visa since your most recent visa was issued.
  • You are a third country national.

Note: The applicant’s age is calculated based on the date and year of birth. For example, if a child was born on May 12, 2002, he/she becomes 15 years old on May 12, 2016.  This person is eligible to mail in his/her visa application materials up to three weeks prior to his/her 15th birthday.  Meanwhile, if a person was born on Oct 29, 1936, he/she becomes 80 years old on Oct 29, 2016. This person is eligible to mail in his/her visa application materials up to three days prior to his/her 80th birthday.

Supporting Documentation

Prepare the following documents and send them by GSS courier, Ilyang Logis, to the Embassy:

  • A letter outlining your travel purpose and itinerary
  • A current, valid passport
  • Any passports containing previously-issued U.S. visas
  • A Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) confirmation page. Visit the DS-160 webpage for more information about the DS-160.
  • One 2"x2" (5cmx5cm) photograph taken within the last six months. This web page has information about the required photo format.
  • A receipt showing payment of your non-refundable nonimmigrant visa application processing fee, paid in local currency. This web page has more information about paying this fee.
  • For applicants younger than 14,
    o A photocopy of parents' issued visa within the same category of the visa for which the child is applying.
    o Proof of relationship between the parent and child, for instance a birth certificate or adoption papers

Please note that the adjudicating consular officer may still request an interview based on the specifics of an application.

How to Apply

If you meet all of the requirements above, follow the steps below. Keep in mind that you do not need to go to the Embassy unless instructed directly by the Consular Section. Instead, you will be required to submit the documents to the U.S. Embassy – Seoul by courier.

Step 1
Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form. Print and save your confirmation page which contains your barcode.

Step 2
Pay the visa application fee. Save your receipt.

Step 3
Click here to return to your profile and schedule your appointment.

You need three pieces of information:

  • Your passport number
  • The "Transaction Reference Number" appearing on your Citibank receipt, or the confirmation number from your electronic funds transfer (EFT).
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page

Once logged in, choose “Schedule Appointment” and answer all questions. At the end of the steps, print out the “Drop Box Confirmation Letter” which needs to be included in the visa application package.

Step 4
Refer to your specific visa category for additional required documents, and post your application to the U.S. Embassy Seoul at the most convenient Ilyang Logis location. Do not attend a visa appointment unless contacted directly by the U.S. Embassy.