Expedited & 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 online.
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.
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 been delayed or who have been asked to perform the tests once again may come under this category. Such applicants are informed by the Embassy to schedule the appointment once their Medical reports are ready. Do not try to make an appointment before Medical reports are received.
Immigrant visa applicants including Expedited and Medical Hold visa applicants are eligible to schedule their immigrant visa interview appointment if they have been asked by the Embassy to schedule an appointment online.
If your answer is ‘Yes’ to any one or more of the below mentioned questions, you may schedule a visa appointment online if the Embassy has asked you do so.
- My Medical report was not ready or I was asked to perform medical tests again, and the IV Unit at the US Embassy in Nepal has asked me to reschedule the IV appointment online.
- My IV case was expedited through NVC, and the IV Unit at the US Embassy in Nepal has asked me to reschedule the IV appointment online.
(Please note that if your request for an expedite has been approved by NVC, you should wait for further instructions from the US Embassy in Nepal before attempting to schedule an IV appointment online.)
Please note, if you meet any of the following conditions, do not schedule an immigrant visa interview appointment online.
- You have been interviewed, and have NOT been asked by the Embassy to schedule the appointment online;
- You have a future appointment date which is scheduled by NVC or KCC;
- You have not received any written instruction from the Embassy to schedule an appointment online.
The information below explains how to schedule 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 appointment.
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.
- 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 are 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. (An I-864 is not required if you are the child of a U.S. citizen under the age of 18).
- If applicable, a contract between the Sponsor and a Household Member (I-864A).
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.