Document Checklist

  • A Passport valid for travel to the United States.
  • Birth Certificate: The original birth certificate or certified copy must state the date and place of birth and the names of both parents. Applicants who are unable to obtain a birth certificate must present secondary evidence of birth, e.g. baptismal certificates, notarized statements from relatives.
  • Marriage Certificates: Married persons are required to present the original marriage certificate. Proof of the termination of any previous marriage must also be submitted (e.g. death certificate of spouse, final decrees of divorce or annulment).
  • Police Certificates: Each applicant aged 16 years or older must present a police certificate from his/her country of current residence and country of nationality (if the applicant resided there for more than six months). Police certificates are required from countries of previous residence, if residence there was for more than one year. The certificates must be of recent date (not older than 12 months) when presented to the Consular office.
  • Court and Prison Records: Persons who have been convicted of a crime must obtain a certified copy of each court record and of any prison record, regardless of the fact that they may have benefited subsequently from an amnesty, pardon, or other act of clemency.
  • Military Record: A certified copy of any military record, if applicable and obtainable, is required.
  • Photographs: Two (2) color photographs taken within six months of the date of application are required. The photographs must measure two inches by two inches (5 cm by 5 cm), with the head centered in the frame. They must show a full frontal view of the bearer, without dark glasses or head-coverings. The image size from the top of the head (including hair) to the bottom of the chin should measure between 1 inch (2.5 cm) and 1 3/8 inches (3.5 cm), with the eye level between 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (2.8 cm to 3.5 cm) from the bottom of the photo. The photograph must be on photopaper and must be taken against a white background.
  • Evidence of Support: Form I-864, a contractually binding affidavit of support, must be submitted for most family-based and employment-based immigrant visa applicants when a relative is the petitioner or has ownership interest in the petitioning business.DV Lottery visa, K and V visa applicants must show evidence that they are not likely to become public charges while in the United States. K and V visa applicants who present an affidavit of support from a sponsor in the U.S. should advise the sponsor to use Form I-134, not Form I-864.
  • Original Documents: All applicants must be prepared to present the originals or certified copies of all civil documents.
  • Translations: All documents not in English or German must be accompanied by certified translations. Translations must be certified by a competent translator.
  • Document Delivery Address: Prior to your interview, you must provide an address where you want your visa package to be delivered after issuance. Our Visa Service Provider will arrange that the visa package be delivered by the DPD (Deutscher Paket Dienst) free of charge. In order to prepare this, please visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/at to register and create ONE profile only. You will need your Immigrant Case Number (VNN#) to register and enter your document delivery address. Do not enter a P.O Box, APO, DPO, or a non-Austrian CIVILIAN Address although the registration screen may allow you to do so. Please ensure that the visa recipient’s name (or the care/of name) matches the name on the mail box. Please remember to include a copy of your registration confirmation page with the other documents that you send to the Consulate before your interview. Further information on document delivery is available at: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/at/at-iv-documentdelivery.asp