Step 3: Instructions from the Consulate General.
Once the National Visa Center (NVC) has finished processing your case, you will be notified that your case has been sent to Ciudad Juarez. Upon receiving the beneficiary’s visa file from NVC, Ciudad Juarez will email/mail the beneficiary instructions on how to complete the next steps for completing the application.
The beneficiary will not receive these instructions until after the Visa Unit in Ciudad Juarez receives the visa applicant’s file from the NVC.
Step 4: Submit the DS-160[DA(J1] [JAA(J2] online visa application.
After receiving instructions from the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, each person applying for a visa, regardless of age, must complete and submit the DS-160 Online Visa Application. Parents may complete the application for any minor children. You must print out the application confirmation page and bring it with you to your interview.
Step 5: Create your profile in our Visa Appointment Service.
Please create a profile in our Visa Appointment Service.. After completing the information, you will receive the payment instructions. Once your payment is confirmed, you will be able to schedule a biometric appointment, during which your photograph and fingerprints will be digitally captured in our system.
Step 6: Assemble the documents for your visa application.
Click here for the document checklist. You must bring all the required documents on the checklist to your interview. Please keep copies of all your application documents for your records.
Step 7: Attend the visa interview.
All K visa applicants, regardless of age, are required to attend a visa interview in person. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your appointment time, and plan to be at the Consulate for several hours.
At your interview, the consular officer will inform you if your visa is approved or denied, or if any additional information is needed to complete our processing your case. If your visa is approved, your passport and visa will be returned by mail within 7-10 days of your interview. Please be aware that processing may take longer for some cases due to required administrative processing.
Normally, you will also receive a sealed packet containing your application documents. Do not open the sealed packet. You must present it to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials when you arrive at the U.S. port-of-entry. However, if “IV Docs in CCD” is annotated in your immigrant visa, it means that your visa application is digital, and you will only receive your passport. In rare circumstances, you will still receive a sealed packet containing documents along with your passport even if your visa application is digital.
If your visa is denied, you will be informed in writing.
THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR QUALIFYING FOR A FIANCÉ(E) VISA AND SATISFYING THE TRAVEL AND MARRIAGE PLANS RESTS EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE VISA APPLICANT. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE A TICKET BEFORE OBTAINING A VISA. No advance assurance can be given that you will receive a K-1 or K-2 visa.