Preparing for the Interview
Usually the final step before you get your immigrant visa is an interview with a Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy. For family-based immigrant visas, the Consular Officer will ask you several questions about your family member in the United States and your relationship to him or her. The Consular Officer will also need to see the following documents which you should have sent to the National Visa Center (NVC):
- Your completed application form (Forms DS-230-I and DS-230-II)
- Three passport-size photographs
- Your Extrait acte de naissance issued by the National Archives; children under two (2) years old may bring their original acte de naissance
- All other original civil documents that relate to your case (e.g. Extrait acte de mariage, Acte de divorce, Acte de décès, etc.)
- Evidence of your relationship to the petitioner
- A completed Affidavit of Support, Form I-864, or Form I-134, if required
On the day of your interview, you will need to bring any of the documents listed above that you did not send to NVC and:
- Your valid Haitian passport and a photocopy of the ID page of your passport
- Your medical examination report
NOTE: Visa fraud is a serious crime. You must be truthful in the information and documents you provide. If you submit fake or altered documents to the Consular Officer, you may become permanently ineligible for a visa to the United States. In addition, you could be subject to prosecution under Haitian law.
If you are approached by someone who offers to help you with your visa application or to help you get official documents, please report it to the U.S. Embassy guards immediately or a Consular Officer at the Consular Section. Interacting with these people or using their services can constitute fraud and may make you ineligible for a visa.
Visiting the Embassy
When you come to the U.S. Embassy, you must go through a security check similar to an airport. DO NOT bring these items with you:
-- Food or drinks
-- Liquids such as perfumes, lotion, etc.
-- Electronics of any kind, including computers, telephones, MP3 players, etc.
You should have all of the necesary forms and documents required for your appointment ready when you arrive at the embassy. You will also need a valid photo ID.
Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time so you can complete the security check.
Contact the Immigrant Visa Unit
Immigrant Visa Unit
Open Monday - Friday
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Route de Tabarre
P.O. Box 1634
For adoption-related questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For case-specific information, please contact:
CIVA (Centre d'Information Visas Americains)
Please note that there is a fee of US$10 that permits up to five calls per case.