Documents Required for Visa Application
The following documents are required for all categories of nonimmigrant visas:
- DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form. This form must be filled out online. Please bring your confirmation page with barcode to the U.S. Embassy on the day/time of your interview. For more information on how to complete this form, please see our Useful TIPS for the DS-160 page.
- A valid passport
- A photograph
The following documents are highly recommended to ensure speedy processing on the day of your interview:
- A Colombian national identity card.
- For an applicant under the age of 14, a copy of his or her birth certificate (folio del Registro Civil de Nacimiento).
Certain categories of visas, such as work and student visas, require additional documentation. Please visit the Visa Categories page for more information on these required documents. The CSC Visa Information Service also has additional instructions.
You may choose to bring additional documentation to your interview in order to support your situation here in Colombia and your motive for travel. This additional documentation is not required by the consular officer nor the U.S. Embassy.
The consular officer often determines an applicant's visa eligibility based on information provided orally during the interview and on the DS-160 application forms, without referring to the supporting documents you bring.
Important Note: Please do not make travel plans or purchase nonrefundable airplane tickets until your visa is approved. Please see the information regarding visa refusals and administrative processing. If your application must undergo administrative processing, it will take significantly longer for you to receive your visa.