Packet 3 check list as of October 10, 2014
_____DS-160 Application Form:
The DS-160 Form is available online at http://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. The system will automatically generate receipt after you submit the form.
Send a copy of the confirmation receipt and a photocopy of the biographic information page of the applicant’s passport to KingstonIV@state.gov with the following Subject line format, “CASE NUMBER-DS 160 CEAC# BARCODE”.
E.g. “KNG 2013100000-DS-160 CEAC #AA003GUI60”
_____Passport: Obtain a valid passport. A passport must be valid for travel to the United States and must have at least six months validity beyond the issuance date of the visa.
_____Photographs: You will also need six (6) color photographs that show a full front view of the facial features of the applicant. These photographs must be printed on one-ply paper with a matte finish, measure 2 inches (50mm x 50mm approx.), be unmounted, and have a white or off-white background. No earring, head covering or dark glasses should be worn. Hair must not cover the ears and no shadow should be seen on the photographs. Photographs that do not comply with the above requirements will not be accepted.
¬¬¬_____Birth Certificate: Obtain one certified copy of your birth certificate. If you have any children who will accompany you, you must obtain one certified copy of each child’s birth certificate. If born in Jamaica, any birth certificate submitted must be the new style issued by the Registrar General’s Department on security paper. Handwritten copies are not acceptable.
¬¬¬_____Marriage Certificate: Obtain one certified copy (if you or your fiancé/fiancée were married previously) of your marriage certificate or certificates, and one certified copy of the divorce or death certificate to prove dissolution of any marriage. If married in Jamaica, this copy must be the new style issued by the Registrar General’s Department on security paper. Handwritten copies are not acceptable.
_____Police Certificate: You (and any children over the age of 16 who will accompany you) must obtain a police certificate from the police authorities of any country (including Jamaica) where you have resided for more than six months since your 16th birthday. Police certificates are valid for one year from the date of issuance.
_____Court Records: If you have been convicted of a crime or other offence, obtain a certified court record covering each offence.
_____Military Records: If you have served in the military, you must submit a military record for your complete years of service. This record must also show any convictions of crimes before any military tribunals.
_____Certificate(s) of Non-Impediment to Marriage: If you are a Jamaican resident, you must obtain a Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage issued by the Registrar General’s Department on security paper. If you have any Jamaican-resident children who will be accompanying you who are aged 18 or older, each such child must present a Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage issued by the Registrar General’s Department on security paper.
_____Evidence of Support: You must submit evidence that you (and any accompanying children) are not likely to become a public charge (i.e. financial burden to the U.S. Government) while in the United States. Typically, evidence submitted by an applicant presented to meet this requirement of the law will consist of a Form I-134 “Affidavit of Support” completed by the petitioning fiancé/fiancée or other U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, along with the sponsor’s most current year’s 1040 and W2, current bank statements, earnings statements, and an employment letter.
_____Medical Examination: Please schedule your medical examination no later than 7-10 days prior to your appointment time to ensure the medical report is ready for you to take to the Embassy on the day of your interview. Be sure to go to the Embassy doctor before going to the clinic for additional vaccinations.
_____Application Fee: Pay the non-refundable US$265.00 visa fee (in Jamaican dollar equivalent) for each applicant, including children, at the U.S. Embassy on the day of your interview. The fee is valid for one year.
Include in the packet is a copy of the I-129F petition that your fiancé filed on your behalf, criminal background information that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has gather on your fiancé, and information that USCIS has provided regarding any prior Form I-129F filings by your fiancé as applicable.
Also in this packet is a pamphlet regarding the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA). Before your visa interview, it is important that you carefully read the pamphlet. In doing so, you will learn about your rights and protections, as well as resources available to you, if help is needed when you enter the United States. During your visa interview, the consular officer will summarize the information on the pamphlet. After reading the pamphlet, keep it handy for quick reference later, as needed
Again, please ensure that you have all of the above documents in hand when you come to the Embassy for your visa interview.
We hope the above information addresses any questions you may have regarding procedures for qualifying to receive a fiancé/fiancée visa. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the U.S. Embassy website athttp://kingston.usembassy.gov.
We look forward to seeing you on your appointment date.
1. Nonimmigrant Photograph Specifications
2. Affidavit of Support (I-134)
3. Medical History Form
4 Immunization instruction sheet
5. Copy I-129F Petition
6. Criminal background information
7. IMBRA Pamphlet