Required Documents

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

Please bring the following forms and documentation to your visa appointment/include them in your mail-in 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
  • The receipt number of the approved petition – you are required to furnish a copy of the Notice of Action Form I- 797A, B or C. Your application cannot be processed without this
  • O-2 visa applicants only: a copy of the I-797A, B or C confirming approval of the O-1 petition 
  • 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.

Blanket L-1 Visa Applicants are required to furnish, on the day of interview, two sets of identical documents, with each set in the following order:

  • The form I-129S. This is an abbreviated form of the petition and indicates under which category (manager, executive or specialized knowledge professional) the visa is to be granted;
  • A letter from your employer stating the position and the organization from which you are transferring, the new organization and position to which you are destined, a description of the actual duties and salary under both the new and the former positions, and the dates and locations of previous stays in the United States in “L” status;
  • Page 1 only of the I797 approval notice for your Blanket L petition; and
  • If you are a specialized knowledge visa applicant, a copy of your educational qualifications.

Blanket L applicants will also need to pay a Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee of $500.00 and for those who are subject to it, a Border Security Act fee of $4,500. Please check with your employer to see if the Border Security Act fee applies in your case. The fee(s) will be paid to the Embassy’s cashier on the day of the visa interview. Fees may be paid in cash – U.S. dollar or euro equivalent; by Credit Card – Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover or American Express; or by postal order or bank draft in euro only. As the exchange rate fluctuates, if paying in euro by cash, postal order, or bank draft, please contact the visa unit through the contact us link to the right no more than three working days before your interview for the correct amount. The Embassy does not accept any other credit or debit cards, personal checks, or bank drafts or other financial instruments in U.S. dollars.

Please bring the following forms and documentation to your visa appointment/include them in your mail-in 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
  • Staff Journalist: a letter from the employer which gives the following information: name; position held within the company and purpose and length of stay in the United States
  • Freelance Journalist under contract to a media organization: a letter from the organization that gives the following information: name; purpose and length of stay in the U.S. and duration of contract
  • Media Film Crew: a letter from the employer which gives the following information: name; position held within company; title and brief description of the program being filmed and period of time required for filming in the United States
  • Independent Production Company: a letter from the employer which gives the following information: name; position held within company; title and brief description of the program being filmed and period of time required for filming in the United States 
  • 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

Please bring the following forms and documentation to your visa appointment/include them in your mail-in 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
  • A letter from your employer on letter headed stationary confirming your employment with the company and period that you will be in the United States
  • 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