Guide to NIV
Step 7: Supporting documentation
The following is a list of required documents
- Valid passport
- DS-160 - printed confirmation page only
- One photo - if you were unable to upload your photo in your DS-160 electronic application form
- Limited additional supporting documents may be necessary depending on visa classification (see below for more details).
- Receipt for visa application fee paid to an AkBank branch for return applicants (See information in Step 1 on return applicants for more details).
In addition to the standard documents required for each visa type, the following documents are required for applicants under 14 using this special exemption:
- Minor’s original birth certificate
- Valid U.S. visa of both parents
- Copy of biographical page of each parent’s valid passport
Applicants older than 80 do not have any special documentation requirements other than what is required by the specific visa type, as noted on this visa information page. Please note that this does not apply to Iranian applicants.
In addition to the General Application Documents, please submit the following supporting documents listed below according to your visa category:
Visitor (B1,B1/B2, B2) /Transit Visa (C)
- Any information you believe may support your application
Student Visas (F1, F2, M1, M2)
- I-20 Form generated by SEVIS issued by the school
- SEVIS payment receipt (I-901) only for principal applicants (F1,M1)
- Official transcript -if currently enrolled in a university, or recently graduated
Exchange Visitor Visa (J1, J2)
- DS-2019 Form (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status)
- DS-7002 Form (Training / Internship Placement Plan)
- SEVIS payment receipt (I-901) only for principal applicants (J1)
Members of a Crew (D, C1/D)
- A letter from employer on letter head stationary confirming employmentwith the company and the period of time in the United States
- Copy of work ID as issued by employer
- Copy of Press ID as issued by employer
- Letter from Employer: stating occupation, whether the position is permanent or temporary, purpose of travel, and length of stay
NAFTA Visa (TN / TD)
- Provide evidence that your employment complies with the guidelines of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
The United States Immigration and Nationality Act requires that nonimmigrant visa applicants in most categories can demonstrate sufficiently strong family, social and economic ties to his/her place of residence. Therefore, in addition to the above, the consular officer may ask to see supporting documents explaining the purpose of the trip and the applicant's situation in his/her place of residence. Applicants may choose to bring supporting documents that substantiate the purpose of the trip to the United States and the intention to return to the country of permanent residence after a temporary visit. You should be prepared to present evidence of your ties as necessary
Supporting documents to substantiate your ties may include some of the following documents: Proof of employment such as employee identification card, letter of employment; proof of income such as salary statement, bank account/books; proof of ownership of a business or property; evidence of your company’s overall financial status and/or tax liability; payroll records showing personnel employed, bank statements showing deposits and withdrawals; annual income/loss statements and net worth statements;. Please do not show your credit cards because we do not consider them as financial assets.
Applicants currently enrolled in a university, or recently graduated MUST bring their transcripts!
Third-country nationals must make sure that they have their birth certificates/ID card (shenasname for Iranian nationals), marriage certificates if applicable, and evidence of military service or military exemption for males 18 and over with them at the time of visa interview.
Applicants intending to travel for science - or technology-related purposes (such as conferences, training, research, equipment negotiation or purchase, etc.) should bring a copy of his/her CV or resume, complete list of publications, an invitation letter from the U.S. organization and any other documentation specifically related to his/her travel purpose.
Supporting documents for visa applicants travelling to the U.S. for medical purposes
Medical Evaluation report from U.S. physician and/or procedures that are to be performed. Report should specify Appointment confirmation. Estimated treatment period and estimated treatment cost in the US. Physician, hospital and any additional providers (such as an anesthesiology group or a radiology group that will render services).
- Proof of pre-payment for the procedures that are to be performed (such as original receipts from each of the billing medical providers).
- Medical report stating diagnosis from applicant’s physician in Turkey.
- Financial documents demonstrating ability to pay for medical expenses.
- For foreign officials, a report from the Board of Health or Ministry of Health and allowance proof.
Please provide original documents and English translations. However, presentation of such documents will not ensure the issuance of a visa. Approval of a visa application is ultimately determined by a consular officer in accordance with the Immigration and Nationality Act at the time of the interview.