Preparing for your Interview

Important Notice Regarding Document Submission

Immigrant visa applicants must submit the required documents in advance of their interview dates.  Failing to provide a complete document package in advance will delay visa processing.  If you do not provide a complete document package in advance of your interview, your interview may be cancelled and you may be asked to schedule a different interview date online.

Jordanian citizens, residents of Jordan, and applicants already in Jordan:  One to two weeks before your interview, you must send your complete document package with Aramex or drop it off at the U.S. Embassy between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. any day that the embassy is open.  These hours are for document drop-off only; we will not be able to assist with cases or answer questions during this time.  You should submit all documents no more than two weeks before your interview and no later than one week before your interview.

Non-Jordanian citizens who do not reside in Jordan and applicants traveling to Jordan for interview:  You should arrive in Jordan five days before your interview and conduct your medical exam.  Three business days before your interview, you must drop off your complete document package at the U.S. Embassy between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

A Guide for New Immigrants

New immigrants looking for detailed and practical information to help ease them into their new lives in the U.S. are encouraged to read USCIS’s comprehensive guide, Welcome to the United States – A Guide for New Immigrants.  The guide is available in 17 languages, including Arabic.

Visa Category Documents Required
IR1/CR1 – Spouse of a U.S. Citizen 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. Marriage certificate and marriage contract (if available).

5. Birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

7. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

*Prior marriage termination certificates for both the petitioner and the beneficiary (if applicable).

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

F21- Spouse of a Legal Permanent Resident 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. Marriage certificate and marriage contract (if available).

5. Birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

7. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

8. Proof of the petitioner’s LPR status.

*Prior marriage termination certificates for both the petitioner and the beneficiary (if applicable).

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

IR2– Child of a U.S.  Citizen 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. For beneficiaries 18 years of age or older, a civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. The beneficiary’s birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

7. For beneficiaries 18 years of age or older, a completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing. (NOTE: If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements and the beneficiary is over the age of 18, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.

8. For beneficiaries under the age of 18, a completed and signed I864W.

IR2/CR2 – Step-Child of a U.S.  Citizen 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. For beneficiaries 18 years of age or older, a civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. The beneficiary’s birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

7. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

8. The petitioner’s marriage certificate and marriage contract (if available).

*Prior marriage termination certificates for both the petitioner and the biological parent (if applicable).

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

F22 – Child of a Legal Permanent Resident 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. For beneficiaries 18 years of age or older, a civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. The beneficiary’s birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

7. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

8. Proof of the petitioner’s LPR status.

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

F1 – Unmarried Son or Daughter of a U.S. Citizen 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. Civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. The beneficiary’s birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

7. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

F24 – Unmarried Son or Daughter of a Legal Permanent Resident 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. Civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. The beneficiary’s birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

7. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

8. Proof of the petitioner’s LPR status.

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

F3 – Married Son or Daughter of a U.S. Citizen 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. The beneficiary’s birth certificate.

5. Marriage certificate and marriage contract (if available).

6. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

7. Medical exam.

*Prior marriage termination certificates for both the beneficiary and their spouse (if applicable).

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

 

For Derivatives:

1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the derivative was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. For derivatives 18 years of age or older, provide a civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. An original birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

F4 – Brother or Sister of a U.S. Citizen 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. The beneficiary’s birth certificate.

5. Medical exam.

6. The petitioner’s birth certificate.

7. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

*If the primary beneficiary is married, please provide a marriage certificate and marriage contract (if available).

*Prior marriage termination certificates for both the beneficiary and their spouse (if applicable).

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

 

For Derivatives:

1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the derivative was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. For derivatives 18 years of age or older, provide a civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. An original birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

IR5 – Parents of a U.S. Citizen 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older.

4. Petitioner’s birth certificate.

5. Beneficiary’s birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

7. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner with an IRS statement or a letter explaining lack of tax filing.

*If the petitioner’s income does not meet minimum requirements, provide a completed and signed I-864 and financial documents from a joint sponsor. (NOTE: If the joint sponsor files taxes jointly, please also include an I-864A completed and signed by the joint sponsor’s spouse.)

K1 – Fiancé of a U.S. Citizen 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older.

4. The beneficiary’s civil status certificate, issued within the last 30 days.

5. Beneficiary’s birth certificate.

6. A completed and signed affidavit of support (I-134).

7. Amman Cairo Bank receipt.

8. DS-160 + confirmation page.

9. Medical exam.

*Prior marriage termination certificates for both the petitioner and the beneficiary (if applicable).

 

For Derivatives:

1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the derivative was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. For derivatives 18 years of age or older, provide a civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. An original birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

DV – Diversity Visa 1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3.  Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the beneficiary was 16 years of age or older.

4. Beneficiary’s birth certificate.

5. Education certificate or work experience documentation.

6. Medical exam.

*If the primary beneficiary is married, please provide a marriage certificate and marriage contract (if available).

 

For Derivatives:

1. Two photos.

2. Passport.

3. Non-conviction certificates from all countries lived in for more than one year when the derivative was 16 years of age or older (if available).

4. For derivatives 18 years of age or older, provide a civil status certificate issued within the last 30 days.

5. An original birth certificate.

6. Medical exam.

The following physicians are authorized to conduct medical examinations for immigrant visa applicants.  The names are arranged alphabetically and the order in which they appear has no other significance.

Dr. Agnes DeBaz

Al-Khalidi Hospital
Amman, Jordan
Telephone: (06) 464-4281 to 4289
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

Dr. Laila Kutkut & Dr. Rasha Shoumar

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Medical Center
Al Madina Al Monawwara St, next to Ibn Al Haitham Hospital, behind the Eye Specialty Hospital
Contact Numbers: (06) 520-5100 ext 2200 / 2201, 079 7433 882, and 079 1205 189

Email address: IOMAmmanMHACAppts@iom.int
Office hours: 08:00 a.m. – 04:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday

Dr. Amy F. Khoury

Abdoun Clinics
Second Floor
Across the street from Arab Medical Center Emergency room door.
Tel (06) 593-8006
Fax (06) 593-8003
E-mail: dr.amy@afk-clinic.com
Office Hours: 09:00 a.m. 04:00 p.m. Saturday – Thursday

You must provide your passport, proof that you are currently under processing at this Embassy, and two passport-sized color photographs.

Cost of Medical Examinations

The following schedule of costs represents the maximum amount which authorized physicians may charge for a given service.  These prices are subject to change only with the approval of the embassy.  If you believe that a panel physician has charged you more than the maximum authorized amount, please contact the embassy immediately at support-jordan@ustraveldocs.com.

Service Cost
Medical Examination (Adult)
Includes: Chest X-ray and Radiology Consult, Serologic Test for Syphilis, Physical and Mental Status Examination and Documentation, Test for Gonorrhea.
135 JD per person (not including vaccines)
Medical Examination (Child)
Includes Physical and Mental Status Examination and Documentation.
55 JD per person (not including vaccines)
Vaccines Cost to hospital plus 25%
(Note: this is the percentage pre-set by Jordanian Government for the hospital’s profit)
Bacteriological examination of sputum, when needed, for a series of three acid-fast smears. 15 JD per person.

Some visa applicants traveling from Syria have encountered difficulties arriving in Amman for their immigrant visa interviews. The U.S. Embassy in Amman is liaising with the Jordanian authorities and Royal Jordanian to facilitate the entry of immigrant visa applicants arriving from Beirut by air.   While we cannot guarantee their entry into Jordan, we can inform the Jordanian authorities that Syrian immigrant visa applicants will be entering Jordan via Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) on a specific date for an immigrant visa interview.  At this time we cannot assist visa applicants attempting to enter Jordan by land through border crossings.

Syrian IV applicants with scheduled interviews at Embassy Amman should email their flight itinerary to the National Visa Center at sfvp@state.gov as instructed by the NVC. Currently, the only Royal Jordanian flights from Beirut are RJ 402, RJ 404, RJ 406 and RJ 408.  We cannot guarantee coordination on other airlines or codeshares.  Many visa applicants have encountered difficulties making it to their interviews when they have not coordinated with us in advance, or attempted to fly with other airlines, use other airports, or cross by land.  We cannot facilitate entry to Jordan for reasons other than a scheduled immigrant visa interview.

If Lebanese or Jordanian authorities have denied your entry into Lebanon or Jordan, or if Royal Jordanian has refused to allow you to board the aircraft, or if you have been informed that you are not on the appointment list, or you have any other issue, please do not call the U.S. Embassy because there is no action that we can take at that moment.  Instead, when you are able, please send us an email at support-Jordan@ustraveldocs.com that explains your situation so that we can address your concerns.  Do not worry, you will not lose your place in line for an appointment!

You may also request that your case be transferred to another Embassy or Consulate; you must make this request directly to the Embassy or Consulate to which you wish to transfer your case.

Important reminders for Syrian applicants:

  • Medical exams must be conducted in Jordan.
  • The Individual Civil Record and police record must have been issued within the last six months.
  • Family records must establish the relationship to the family member petitioning for your immigration, as well as to your other family members applying for immigration.