Application Instructions/Required Documents

After the petition has been approved and the file been forwarded to NVC or the Immigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, additional documents are required before the visa interview appointment can take place. If the application was filed with USCIS in Frankfurt, you will be instructed to schedule the appointment yourself. If the application was filed in the U.S. and the application is processed by NVC, the National Visa Center will schedule an appointment on your behalf. Appointments for Diversity Visa applicants are scheduled through the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC).

You will be instructed to schedule your interview appointment on your own after:

• You have submitted all forms and documents listed in the Immigrant  / Fiancee & K-Visa Application Checklist (Pdf) to the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt.  Do not submit any documents to the National Visa Center.

After the Immigrant Visa Unit has received and reviewed the documents, we will send a pre-appointment letter or email informing you to submit a request for an appointment to our Visa Service Provider. After the request has been approved by the Immigrant Visa Unit, you will be notified to log back into your profile and do the actual scheduling of the appointment.
Do not attempt to schedule an appointment before you are instructed to do so. An appointment request without authorization by the Consulate will be denied.

Applicants are responsible for scheduling their own appointment for a medical examination directly with one of our designated panel physicians before the scheduled interview date. The results of the exam are valid for six months. The results need to be valid by the time you enter the U.S. with the visa, therefore, the visa will be valid only for the validity time of the medical. The medical exam appointment should not be scheduled too early.

If these tests expire on or before your interview, you must undergo a modified examination to update your results. If the medical exam expires before the visa can be issued, you must also undergo a modified examination to update your results.

 Medical exam information

Please notify us immediately in case of:
• An address change
• Change of marital status
• Death of petitioner
• Birth or adoption of additional children

If your application is processed at the National Visa Center (NVC), you will receive an appointment from their offices and should await further correspondence and instructions.

Video: Preparing for Your U.S. Immigrant Visa Interview (Petitions processed through NVC).

If you cannot make the appointment date set for you by NVC, you must contact the Immigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt to request a rescheduled appointment. Please note that numerically limited visa categories require the availability of visa numbers before they can be rescheduled and issued. Please see the Visa Bulletin for current processing dates.

Applicants are responsible for scheduling their own appointment for a medical examination directly with one of our designated panel physicians before the scheduled interview date. The results of the exam are valid for six months. The results need to be valid by the time you enter the U.S. with the visa, therefore, the visa will be valid only for the validity time of the medical. The medical exam appointment should not be scheduled too early.

If these tests expire on or before your interview, you must undergo a modified examination to update your results. If the medical exam expires before the visa can be issued, you must also undergo a modified examination to update your results.

 Medical exam information

Please notify us immediately in case of:
• An address change
• Change of marital status
• Death of petitioner
• Birth or adoption of additional children