The Interview

On the day of your interview, ensure that you have the documents listed in the “Required Documents” section.

All applicants over the age of 14 will have their fingerprints taken at the interview.  An accompanying adult will submit their own fingerprints in lieu of those for minor children under the age of 14.

If the beneficiary is a minor child, any adult over the age of 18 may accompany the minor to their interview. The adult will need to identify him/herself to the consular officer, attest to be truthful under oath, and will be fingerprinted. The adult should have knowledge of the relationship between the child and the petitioner and/or the circumstances under which s/he wishes to immigrate, because the consular officer will proceed with the interview with the accompanying adult. In instances wherein the accompanying adult is unable to answer the consular officer’s questions articulately, the child’s immigrant visa may be delayed and the consular officer may request additional information before s/he finishes adjudicating the case.