Required Documents

You are required to furnish the following forms and documents in support of your visa application:

  • Confirmation page of the DS-160 application form 
  • Appointment confirmation page (if applying in person at the Embassy)
  • Your valid passport or travel document Your passport or travel document must be valid for at least six months beyond your stay in the United States and contain at least one blank page. The six-month requirement does not apply to Irish passports. For other nationalities, please click here. (PDF – 74.5 KB).  If your passport is damaged, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before applying for the visa to avoid any delay in the processing of your application
  • One 5 x 5 cm color photograph taken within the last six months: If you have successfully uploaded a photograph to the DS-160 application form, you are not required to bring an additional photograph to your visa appointment.  If there are any issues with the uploaded photograph, however, you will be required to provide a new one which may delay the processing of your application
  • Evidence of your immigration status in the Republic of Ireland – if you are not an Irish or E.U. passport holder
  • Evidence of previously issued U.S. visas: If you are no longer in possession of the passport(s) containing previous U.S. visas, you may advise the consular officer at the time of your interview or if applying by courier, include a statement with your application
  • If you have ever been arrested, cautioned, convicted you are required to declare it and furnish a valid police certificate. Click here for further information
  • If you have a medical condition that could have a bearing on your eligibility for a visa, please furnish a letter from your physician with details of your current state of health. Click here for further information
  • If you have been denied entry into the United States, or have been deported or removed from the United States, please furnish documents relating to this
  • F and M visa applicants are required to furnish (along with the above documents):
  • J visa applicants are required to furnish (along with the above documents):

Note: The decision to approve or deny your application will be based on the visa interview and information provided orally during your interview with the consular officer. However, the consular officer may ask for documentary evidence of the following:

  • Funds sufficient to cover all expenses including tuition while in the United States. Such evidence may include detailed bank statements of your or your parent’s accounts showing that adequate funds are available for transfer, evidence of scholarships and/or combination of finances which will meet the estimated total expenses, including tuition, of your proposed stay in the United States;
  • A residence abroad to which you intend to return at the end of the stay in the United States. This is generally established by evidence of family, professional, property, employment or other ties and commitments to some country other than the United States sufficient to cause the applicant to return there at the conclusion of his/her authorized stay.