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Cases processed through NVC

NVC notifies the applicant that an interview has been scheduled. Applicants who were notified of their appointment through NVC do not need to schedule an appointment through the U.S. Embassy. Please follow the interview preparation information and attend your interview on the appointment date provided by NVC.

If a case has been current for over three months and no appointment letter has been received, contact the NVC for a status update at:

31 Rochester Avenue, Suite 200

Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801-2909

Attention: WC

Phone: (603) 334-0700

To send your question to the National Visa Center, please click here.

You must bring a printed copy of your appointment letter, your current passport, and all old passports to the visa interview. You must have completed your medical exam before your interview. Applications without all of these items will not be accepted.

Only applicants with appointments will be admitted into the U.S. Embassy. Due to space constraints, we are unable to allow third parties, including friends, employees, or attorneys, to accompany applicants to interviews. Minor children (under 16 years of age) may be accompanied by a guardian adult, and disabled applicants needing assistance may bring an escort. Petitioners of family based IV applicants may attend the interview but are not required to do so.

Beneficiaries are strongly advised not to finalize travel arrangements, dispose of their property, or give up their jobs until after they have been issued visas. Quitting a job, leaving school, selling property and/or closing bank accounts prior to visa issuance may be risky, as in certain cases visa issuance may be delayed for some time.

Cases not processed through NVC, OR for those who failed to attend their NVC scheduled interview

IR, CR, IB, IW, SB1(including DS-117) and K visas

All requests for IV appointments for immediate relative (IR/CR/IB/IW), returning resident (SB1) and fiancé (K) visas must be made online by clicking here.

For immediate relative (IR/CR/IB/IW), returning resident (SB1) and fiancé (K) visas, you will see an onscreen calendar showing the available appointment dates at the time you schedule your appointment. Please schedule your interview date by selecting your appointment date.

Your Appointment

All immigrant visa applicants are seen by appointment only.  You may enter the U.S. Embassy 15 minutes prior to your scheduled interview time.  It is your responsibility to come fully prepared with all necessary documents in hand.  Do not bring electronic or hazardous items.  You and your belongings are subject to an airport style security screening.  At your interview, you will be sworn in as to the truth of your application.  If you are found eligible for a visa at the time of your interview, your visa will be delivered by courier.  Visa issuance is not guaranteed.  DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL YOU HAVE YOUR VISA IN HAND.