1. Photocopy of Valid Passport Biographic Data Page:
This document is required to provide proof of identity and nationality when applying for a visa. It must include details such as the applicant's name, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship or national origins and passport number. Additionally, it must be an original photocopy that is valid at the time of submission.
2. Birth Certificates:
This document is needed to provide evidence of an applicant's birth. It must include details such as the date and place of birth, parent’s names, and parents’ nationality or citizenship. Additionally, it must be an original photocopy that is valid at the time of submission.
3. Unobtainable Birth Certificates:
If an individual cannot obtain a birth certificate from their country or region of origin, they may submit alternative documentation in lieu of a birth certificate. This includes documentation such as affidavits from family members who witnessed the applicant's birth or baptismal records issued by a church or other religious institution.
4. Adoption Documentation:
If the applicant was adopted, they must provide documentation to prove their adoption. This could include legal documents from a court or public authority that shows proof of the official adoption process. Additionally, applicants may need to submit additional documentation such as birth certificates and marriage certificates if relevant to their case.
5. Marriage Certificate:
This document is required to provide evidence that an applicant is legally married. It must include details on the date and place of marriage, the names of both parties and other personal information about the spouses involved in the marriage. Additionally, it must be an original photocopy that is valid at the time of submission.
6. Marriage Termination Documentation:
If the applicant is divorced or widowed, they must provide evidence of this in the form of legal documents such as divorce decrees and death certificates.
7. Military Records:
Applicants who have served in a military service may need to provide documentation that provides proof of their service. This could include records such as discharge papers or other military-related documents.
8. Police Certificates:
Police certificates from all countries in which an applicant has lived for six months or more, since the age of 16 are required when applying for a visa. These certificates must be provided by police authorities in each country and should indicate whether the applicant has any criminal record or other involvement with law enforcement agencies.
9. Court and Prison Records:
If an applicant has been involved in criminal proceedings or has spent time in prison, they must provide documentation of this as part of the NVC checklist civil documents. This could include court records or a statement from prison authorities detailing the individual's conduct during their incarceration.
10. Petitioner Documents:
Applicants who are sponsored by a US citizen or permanent resident must submit documentation that proves the existence of this relationship. This may include birth certificates, marriage certificates, letters from the sponsor and other relevant documents that can demonstrate the familial connection between the petitioner and visa applicant.