The procedure for opening a visa at the U.S. Embassy is radically different from the requirements for the Canadian or British embassies, where documents play a key role in getting a visa. The American visa officer makes the decision based on the data you entered into the DS-160 questionnaire, as well as the information you provide in person. These two points play an important role in the officer’s decision to issue a visa or not. Regardless, there is a list of mandatory documents and possibly some additional documents which may be required. From reading the information on the Internet you can find a lot of recommendations to not take documents to the interview. Some inaccurate information states that bringing documents is unnecessary and annoying for the visa officer. However, our experience shows the opposite! First, there are cases when the applicant is asked to show documents, and secondly, the official website of the U.S. Embassy recommends that you take accompanying documents with you to the interview.
So, the obligatory documents are:
In fact, this list may not be exhaustive depending on the purpose of your trip.
Getting a visa to the U.S. can take you some time, so it is advisable to plan your trip and apply for a visa well in advance. Don’t forget that the consular fee for a B1/B2 visa is $160 and that a visa to the U.S. for Ukrainians is normally issued for 10 years with multiple entry.
Our manager will contact you to discuss the details.