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Supporting Documents
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Each person applying for a U.S. visa come to their interview with their

  • Passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond their intended stay in the  U.S.
  • CGI Cash deposit slip (MRV Fee payment receipt)
  • DS-160 application confirmation page
  • Appointment confirmation letter

Please note that children must have their own passports.

Applicants for nonimmigrant visas must prove that they qualify for a visa under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  Under this law, every applicant is presumed to be an intending immigrant.  Therefore, the majority of applicants for nonimmigrant visas must overcome this presumption by demonstrating that:

  • they have a valid, temporary purpose of travel
  • they plan to remain for a specific, limited period
  • they have a residence outside the United States (in most cases, in Bangladesh) as well as other family, social and economic ties that will ensure their return at the end of their visit. Even applicants who wish to visit the United States for business or official travel will need to demonstrate their personal ties to Bangladesh.

Each applicant is unique, so it is not possible to provide a list of required documents.  Applicants should present whatever evidence will prove to the officer that they intend to return to Bangladesh or other residence outside of the United States.  Applicants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss their family, social, and economic ties to Bangladesh. Supporting documents are not strictly necessary.

Examples of useful supporting documents include, but are not limited to:

  • all previous passports
  • grades, transcripts, and standardized test scores for student visa applicants
  • three to twelve months of bank statements for student visa applicants
  • seaman’s books if applying for a crew visa
  • wedding photos if applying for a derivative spouse visa
    all previous passports

Remember!

Each applicant is different. You should present evidence relevant to YOUR case. Applicants may present evidence that will show their own ties to Bangladesh, but should be aware that in many cases, supporting documents will not be reviewed. Supporting documents may help an officer evaluate the applicant’s ties to Bangladesh, but supporting documents do not guarantee that a visa will be issued. In most cases, the information contained in the DS-160 application and answers to questions in your interview will be sufficient to determine your eligibility.