Expedited/ Follow-To-Join/ No Shows/ Medical Hold Cases
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The visa appointment system is intended for eligible applicants who received written notification from the U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu that they must schedule an appointment.
Family based immigration petitions with a prior expedited approval are forwarded to the U.S. Embassy from the National Visa Center (NVC).
When post receives these cases, they are often documentarily incomplete in order to save processing time at NVC.
An I-140 Petition may allow applicants to immigrate to the U.S. after the principal applicant. Cases where applicants decided to “follow” the principal applicant to the U.S. at a later date are called FOLLOW-TO-JOIN CASES.
The other applicants on the petition that did not immigrate with the principal applicant can have their cases/visas processed until the principal applicant becomes a U.S. Citizen.
No Show Cases (IV/DV):
All immigrant and Diversity Visa applicants who were No Show and have not attended their interviews scheduled by NVC, KCC or the Embassy due to any reason come under No-show cases. Such applicants will receive instructions after being a No Show from the Embassy.
Medical Hold Cases (IV/DV):
All Immigrant and Diversity Visa applicants must undergo a medical exam by an Embassy-approved Panel Physician. Information about the medical exam can be found here. Applicants whose medical reports have got delayed or have been asked to perform the tests once again may come under this. Such applicants are informed by the Embassy to schedule the appointment for submitting the reports once their Medical reports are ready. Do not try to make an appointment before Medical reports are received.
The information below explains how to set an interview appointment online and what documents are required for the interview.
Step 1: Medical Examination
Complete your medical examination with an approved panel physician. The list of approved panel physicians can be found here. Please be sure to bring your sealed medical examination results with you to the Embassy.
Step 2: Filling Out the Immigrant Visa Electronic Application
Carefully read the guidelines for completing the Immigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-260) before filling it out. All information must be correct and accurate. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes. If you need assistance, you may consult a translator or immigration attorney. The call center cannot help you complete your DS-260. You will need the ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-260 confirmation page to book your appointments.
Step 3: Creating A User Account and Scheduling Your Visa Appointment
Go to www.ustraveldocs.com/np/ and create a user account.
To create an account, you will need your passport. After creating the account, the system will prompt you to select a passport pickup location.
You are almost ready to schedule your visa appointment!
You will need the following information to schedule your appointment:
- Your passport number.
- The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-260 confirmation page.
- Case Number (KDU followed by 10 digits).
- Click on Schedule Appointment located on the left-hand side menu. This will start the process for scheduling your appointment.
Step 4: Supporting Documents
On the day of your interview, please bring the following items (originals, copies, and English translations of all civil documents):
- A copy of your NVC interview letter (does not apply to Diversity Visa applicants).
- The confirmation page for a completed Electronic Visa Application Form DS-260,
- Original Birth Certificates and a photo copy. Original or certified copies of birth certificates for all children of the principal applicant is also required.
- Marriage Certificates, Divorce/Death Certificates for all prior marriages and photocopies.
- If you are older than 16 years of age, the original police certificate from your country of current residence, countries of previous residence and photocopies. For more information on obtaining these certificates, visit Reciprocity by Country.
- Applicants must provide sealed medical examination results from an Embassy designated physician. The list of these physicians is available here. If the panel physician informs you that your medical reports will be transmitted electronically you will not receive the physical reports.
- Two (2) visa photos (front view) with white background (2x2 inches) of each person applying for the Visa- photos must be un-cropped and without any editing or enhancements. Please click here for instructions. (see our photograph requirements.)
- Unexpired passport valid for six (6) months beyond your intended date of entry to the United States and a photocopy of the biographic page (where your name and photo are located).
- Appointment confirmation letter.
For family based applications:
- An Affidavit of Support (form I-864) with all supporting documents from the petitioner and/or a qualified Joint Sponsor, click here if an original affidavit of support has not already been submitted to NVC in the United States.
- If applicable, a contract between the Sponsor and a Household Member (I-864A).
- An Affidavit of Support Waiver (Form I-864 W) for children of a U.S. Citizen that are under 18 years of age (These children are exempted from the Affidavit of Support I-864).
For DV applicants:
- Appointment information printed from the “Entrant Status Check” on the E-DV website
- Documents showing that you have either a qualifying high school education OR have two (2) years of qualifying work experience in the last five (5) years immediately prior to application (for the principal applicant only; more information is available online).
Immigrant Visa Fees:
- If your petitioner has not previously paid the immigrant visa application processing fee, you will be required to pay the fee at the time of the interview. The fee must be paid in cash (dollars or the equivalent amount in Nepali rupees). Please bring exact change.
Note that the fees are per person.
- US$325 - For immediate relatives and family based visa categories (IR and F cases).
- US$345 - For employment visa categories (E cases).
- US$330 - For diversity visa categories (DV cases).
NOTE: Please be sure to bring your sealed medical examination results with you to the Embassy. If you appear without your medical results, your appointment may be rescheduled, delaying your case. There is no need to bring your x-ray CDs to the Embassy. You are advised NOT to make travel plans or life-changing decisions, such as quitting a job or selling a house, until after a visa is issued to you.
If your case is conducted under the electronic medical form, you will not receive a medical report.
For Medical hold applicants, above documents are not required if already submitted earlier. Only sealed Medical examination result, passport (if not submitted at the Embassy) and the appointment confirmation letter is required.