Appointments are necessary for immigrant visa interviews, but the petitioner is not required to attend.
Applicants whose applications were processed by NVC should take their valid passports, the medical examination report provided by the Embassy's panel physician, as well as any other documentation not already provided to NVC, to their visa interviews. Applicants whose applications were processed at the Embassy should carefully review the instructions they have received from the Embassy to ensure they have assembled all the necessary documents. During the interview process, ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken. Each applicant must appear in person for his/her interview. At that time all documents will be evaluated by a consular officer and a decision will be made.