The Interview

After you have completed the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on, the National Visa Center, NVC,  will review your file for completeness. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, NVC will work with us to schedule an interview appointment for you. You can learn more about the interview process on

If you have received a notice, Instructions for Immigrant Visas Overview, from AIT, please read and follow the instruction carefully. You must notify AIT once you have submitted the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), and you are ready for an appointment. You will receive an appointment notice within two to three weeks if you are applying immediate relative visa, or within five to six weeks for those people applying an immigrant visa under the family-based or employment-based classification.

After NVC or AIT schedules your visa interview appointment, we will send you an email or letter noting the appointment date and time.  After you receive an interview appointment letter from NVC/AIT, you must take the following steps BEFORE the interview date.

Step 1: Register a document deliver address on line through before your appearance at AIT.

Step 2: Schedule and attend a medical examination with one of the AIT-designated physicians (PDF, 368KB) a medical exam in Taiwan about 3-4 weeks before your visa interview. Hospitals in Taiwan typically require two weeks to process the medical examination. If your medical examination will not be complete by the date of your interview, please contact us to reschedule your appointment, as AIT will not process your visa application without a completed medical examination. On the scheduled date of your medical examination, you must bring a printed copy of your interview notice and your DS-260 confirmation page for yourself and each member of your family, if applicable.

Step 3: Ensure you have all of the items that every applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview. Please note that you must bring all required original documents to your interview.

Step 4: Read our interview guideline (PDF, 978KB) to learn about any special actions that you need to take before your visa interview.