Supporting Documentation for Dependents

The procedures outlined here for dependent applications pertain only to qualifying family members who are applying separately from their respective principal applicant, and the principal applicant has been issued an E-visa by a U.S. consulate or embassy. In most cases, dependents are included when the principal applicant applies as a new case, renewal, or employee of a registered company.

If you are applying as a dependent (spouse or child under age 21) of a current E-visa holder, you should bring the following documents to the Consulate on the day of the interview:

  1. Confirmation of appointment;
  2. DS-160confirmation page for all dependents;
  3. Proof of legal relationship between the principal applicant and any dependents, e.g., original government-issued birth and/or marriage certificates, adoption papers, etc. Notarized copies, religious documents, hospital records, and short form birth certificates that do not show parentage do not satisfy this requirement;
  4. One 2×2 passport-style photographfor each applicant, taken on plain white background within the last six months (if your photograph could not be uploaded to your online DS-160);
  5. A photocopy of the principal applicant’s E-visa; and
  6. Appropriate reciprocity fee, if required.

Please be aware that all applicants age 14 years and older as well as those under the age of 80 must appear for a personal interview.