After you have completed the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov, including paying the necessary fees and submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), Affidavit of Support, and supporting documents to the National Visa Center (NVC), they will review your file for completeness. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, NVC will work with us to schedule an interview appointment for you.
You can learn more about the interview process on usvisas.state.gov.
The following documents are required for an immigrant visa:
The passport should be valid for at least sixty days beyond the validity date of the visa (which is the same as the validity of the medical examination, usually six months). Please remove any plastic sleeves/coverings from the passport.
Important: Each applicant should bring his/her previous passport(s) with US visas, otherwise your visa may be refused until the consular officer can review them.
All residents of Poland should print out and bring to the Embassy the confirmation page of your GSS registration and passport pick-up location choice. The confirmation page must contain the barcode and your UID number.
Each applicant must submit two photos which meet all the requirements listed here.
Immigrant Visa Application Form
The online DS-260 immigrant visa application should be completed in English using the website: https://ceac.state.gov/iv/.
For applicants born in Poland only complete versions of Polish birth certificates (Odpis zupełny aktu urodzenia) are accepted. Polish “short form” of birth certificate is not acceptable.
Evidence of the Termination of Prior Marriages (if applicable)
Any applicant who has been previously married must obtain evidence of the termination of each prior marriage such as final divorce decree, death certificate or annulment.
Police certificates are required from every applicant aged 16 or over on the date of the interview, from all countries in which you resided for 1 year or more. If the applicant has been convicted of any crime in any country, a copy of the court record of each conviction is required. Currently, the validity of police certificates was extended to 2 (two) years. For further information on how to obtain police certificate click here.
All applicants with current or prior military service must provide military records. Military records must contain a complete record of the applicant’s service and conduct while in the service. The record must show any convictions of crime before military tribunals. Per State Department’s reciprocity schedules military records are not required from Polish citizens. Citizens of Belarus, Ukraine or Russia applying for their immigrant visas in Warsaw must provide their military records, if applicable.
All applicants should submit the results of medical examination, either in paper form in the original unopened envelope, or in electronic form (then they will be sent directly to the Embassy by the panel physician). The examination will be conducted by a medical doctor designated by the Embassy. The applicant is responsible for all medical examination fees. The medical examination cannot be performed by the applicant’s own physician. For detailed information on the location of the medical centers and scheduling the medical appointment please click this link.
The Affidavit of Support form I-864 is required for all family-based visas. Petitioners must provide proof of adequate financial support once in the United States to ensure the applicant will not become a public charge. Petitioner should also provide their latest tax return and W2 forms, or an electronic tax transcript from the IRS system.
Documents in Polish, except for court records, do not have to be translated. All documents that are not written in English or Polish must be translated into English by a certified translator.