Visas for Children

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Questions and Answers

Q: Do children need a visa?
A: All travelers, including children, need a visa to travel to the United States or must qualify to travel without a visa through a special program, such as the Visa Waiver Program.

Q: Do children pay the same application fee as adults?
A: Yes, they do.

Q: Do children need to schedule an interview appointment?
A: Every applicant requires an appointment.

Q: Would it be possible to submit application of a child under 14 years old through Pony Express using interview waiver?
A: No.

Q: Do all children have to come in person for their appointment?
A: No. Children under the age of 14, who are residents of Kazakhstan do not need to appear in person in case they apply at the same time with the parents.
Children under the age of 16 applying for a visa independently should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the time of the interview.