Preparing for your Interview

Important Notice to Immigrant Visa Applicants

Immigrant visa applicants are required to submit the required documents in advance of their appointment dates.  Failing to provide a complete document package in advance will delay visa processing.

Jordanians, residents of Jordan, and applicants already in Jordan: 1-2 weeks before your interview, please send a complete document package with Aramex or drop it off at the U.S. Embassy between 11 a.m. and 12 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-residents of Jordan and applicants traveling to Jordan for interview: You should arrive in Jordan five days before your interview and conduct your medical exam. Three working days before your interview, please drop off your complete document package at the U.S. Embassy between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.

If you do not provide a complete document package in advance of your appointment, your interview may be cancelled and you may be requested to schedule another appointment online.

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.

You must submit the following documents for you and for any accompanying children in advance of your appointment:

  1. Form DS-260, located at: https://ceac.state.gov/iv/. Submit online.
  2. Two new photographs matching the U.S. immigration specifications as described on the following webpage: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/photos.html
  3. Valid passport (valid for six months beyond the anticipated interview date).
  4. Police certificate(s) or Certificate of Non-Conviction: This requirement applies only to periods of residence after attaining the age of 16. Applicants living in Jordan will submit a certificate of non-conviction instead of a Jordanian Police Certificate. Submit a certificate from your country of current residence, if residence exceeds six months, and from your country of nationality, if different from the country of current residence and if residence in the country of nationality exceeds six months. Additionally, a police certificate is required from any country of previous residence in which an applicant lived for one year of more after attaining the age of 16. (See Reciprocity by Country at this website: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/Supporting_documents.html.) To obtain a Jordanian Certificate of Non-Conviction, applications can be submitted online through the Jordanian Government’s official website at www.jordan.gov.jo or by phone through the National Call Center: 06-500-8080. Applicants can also obtain the certificate at the local court (mahkamet al bedaya) in the area where they are residing. In the absence of a liaison office in the court, applicants should go to Public Security Directorate office in their area. The certificate is available to resident Jordanian citizens and foreigners regardless of their length of stay. Applicants outside Jordan may approach the Jordanian Embassy in that country for instructions on obtaining the certificate of non-conviction. English translation required, if the original is not in English.
  5. Birth certificate (original or copy certified by issuing authority) and one extra photocopy. English translation, if the original is not in English.
  6. Marriage certificate and marriage contract (original or copy certified by issuing authority) and one extra photocopy. English translation, if the original is not in English.
  7. Spouse’s death certificate, if applicable (original or copy certified by issuing authority), and one extra photocopy, if applicable. English translation, if the original is not in English.
  8. Divorce certificate(s), (original or copy certified by issuing authority) and one extra photocopy if applicable. English translation, if the original is not in English.
  9. Medical Examination Report completed by a designated panel physician listed below, in the next section “Medical Examination”
  10. An original, signed affidavit of support (I-864) from the petitioner and joint sponsor (if necessary).
  11. Copies of the petitioner’s/joint sponsor’s federal tax returns (Form IRS-1040) for the same year that the I-864 was filed, and proof of the petitioner’s/joint sponsor’s domicile in the United States. Proof of the petitioner’s/joint sponsor’s assets can also be supplied as supporting documents.
  12. If the petitioner is a Green Card holder , please provide proof of his/her status. such proof can be , copies of all pages of the petitioner’s passport and the Green Card notarized by a Notary Public.

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. Rasha Shoumar & Dr. Laila Kutkut

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
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.