Required Documentation

Required Documents for Immigrant Visas (PDF 377.95 KB):
These instructions apply only in cases when you’ve been asked by National Visa Center (NVC), your agent, or Consular Section to do so. All of the following documents will be mailed to NVC, as instructed by them. Only when contacted by the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, you will mail these documents directly to our office. All documents must be current on the appointment date. Any expired documents may delay the processing of the visa. If your documents were issued more than one year prior to the interview date, they are considered expired. In such cases, you must bring updated documentation with you to your interview at the Consulate. Please note that a Consular Officer may request additional documents, depending on the visa case.

Required Documents for Fiancé(e) Visas (PDF 457.12 KB):
These instructions apply only in cases when you’ve been asked by National Visa Center (NVC), your agent, or Consular Section to do so. After your petition for Fiancé(e) visa has been approved by NVC, and sent to the Consular Section, U.S. Embassy, Tirana, the beneficiary or the petitioner will be contacted by e-mail or by mail with information about how to apply for your Fiancé(e) Visa. The beneficiary and the petitioner should mail in to the Consular Section the original documents listed in the Instruction Package.

Note: The above documents apply after your petition has been approved by USCIS (for IV and K visa applicants), and you’ve received specific instructions to gather your documents. If a petition is not filed yet for you, please read the information on How to Start the Visa Process.

Required Documents for Diversity Visas:
After you’ve been contacted by the Kentucky Consular Center with a visa interview date, you will bring all the required documents to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tirana on the day of your interview.