May 17, 2016: U.S Embassy Kathmandu will begin reduced-document processing for tourist and student visa applicants. Beginning June 1, applicants for tourist and student visas only need to bring a few required documents to their visa interview.
In order to protect applicants from potential scams as well as save them money and time, applicants no longer need to bring bank statements, land titles, letters of invitation, or any similar documents. You will be asked to leave these types of documents with security.
Starting June 1, tourist visa and student visa applicants will only need to bring the following documents:
- Any prior passports
- DS-160 confirmation page
- Application fee payment receipt
- I-20 (for student visa applicants)
- Transcripts (for student visa applicants)
The U.S. Embassy verifies the authenticity of all academic transcripts brought to interviews.