Health Workers and Employment-Based Immigrant Visa
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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.
Health Workers and Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Cases
Employment based immigration petitions with a prior expedited approval are forwarded to the U.S. Embassy from the National Visa Center (NVC). When the Post receives these cases, they are often documentarily incomplete in order to save processing time at NVC.
Health workers and employment-based immigrant 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 requested you do so.
- I am a health worker or other employment-based immigrant visa applicant.
- My IV case was expedited through NVC, and the IV Unit at the US Embassy in Nepal has asked me to schedule the IV appointment online;
(Please note that after your request for an expedite has been approved by NVC, you must 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 a future appointment date which was scheduled by NVC or KCC;
- You have not received any written instruction from the Embassy to schedule an appointment online;
- You are family-based immigrant visa applicant;
- You are a derivative family member following-to-join a principal applicant.
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. If you have an electronic medical form in your case, you will not receive a medical report.
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.
Please note: select only one appointment slot per family unit.
Step 4: Supporting Documents
On the day of your interview, please bring the following items (originals, copies, and English translations of all civil documents):
- 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 the 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).
- Job offer letter by your U.S. employer
Immigrant Visa Fees:
- If you or your derivative/s have not previously paid the immigrant visa application processing fee, you will be required to pay the fee at the time of the interview at the Consular Section of the Embassy. The fee must be paid in cash (dollars or the equivalent amount in Nepali rupees). Please bring exact change.
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.