Visas for Children
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Applicants 13 years old and younger (applicants who have not reached their 14th birthday) are not required to appear for an interview. However, an interview appointment is required and a parent or legal guardian must appear for an interview on behalf of the applicant. Please note that such applicants may still be required to appear for an interview when required by a consular officer. If the parent or legal guardian is unable to appear for an interview on behalf of the child, the child must make an appointment and appear for an interview. Children applying for an F-1 visa to study in the United States must still make a personal appearance and be interviewed.
Children 13 years old and younger are not required to be fingerprinted during the interview.
Please visit Apply for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa for more details.