Registering Online Before Your Immigrant Visa Interview

Registering on the U.S. Visa Page

The NVC may require you to register online before your immigrant visa appointment. Before discussing the online registration process, let’s review the steps you have to take to get to this point.

First, you have to upload documents to the NVC Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) and complete the applications online. (To learn more about using CEAC, visit our article on what to send the NVC.)

Once the NVC CEAC system accepts your documents, then an interview is scheduled at the consulate.

Depending on the consulate, you may have to to register an online account with the U.S. Department of State here. When you go this page, find the consulate where your interview is scheduled. Here is an example of what one of the pages looks like.

US visa page

Click on the “Register” link. Make sure that you have a valid email address before trying to create the online account. When you go to the page, have ready the email address, the Applicant’s passport, the NVC case number, and his or her date of birth. After you click on the “Register” link the next page will look like this:

registering on us visa page

As discussed above, you have already been scheduled by the National Visa Center for a Consular interview appointment, so you will select the first option and press “Continue.”

Then you will be taken to the registration page. Keep in mind that this registration form is not for all consulates. Also, remember that the registration can be for different purposes depending on the country in which you are processing your immigrant visa. It is important, therefore, to know when this system applies and what the specific procedures are for your case.


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