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.

Q: Do children need to schedule an interview appointment?

A: Every applicant requires an appointment.

Q: Do all children have to come in person for their appointment?

A: Yes, all children have to come in person for their appointment.

Q: Does a parent or legal guardian need to be present for a child’s interview?

A: Yes, all applicants under 18 need to have a parent or legal guardian accompany them to the interview. A legal guardian needs to have a power of attorney designating them as the legal guardian. The power of attorney needs to be signed by a parent and notarized.