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Minors under 14 present during an Immigrant Visa interview
January 3, 2022


In order to better serve our Immigrant visa applicants, while keeping our social distance protocols in place, the Immigrant Visa Unit requires that all applicants do not bring minors under 14 years old to the interview, unless previously required.  The only time a minor is required to be present during an interview is if he/she is the only applicant of his/her petition.

A minor under 14 does not need to be present during the interview if he/she is included in the parent’s petition.  For instance, when the case number “SDO” is the same for the father/mother and child, the minor under 14 does not need to be present at the interview.  Thank you for your cooperation!  We are working to accomodate a larger number of applicants while safely adhering to social distancing protocols. 

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