All NIV applicants must schedule an
appointment for an interview. NIV appointments are made by calling the
appointment line Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-3:30 pm. interviews are scheduled
one to three months in advance. If visa approved, it will be issued in
three to five days for applicants not subject to special security
screening. Cases subject to NSEERS or other special security checks can
require four to 12 weeks.
All NIV applicants must submit the following documents when applying for a
- An individual passport valid for
travel to the U.S. for at least six months beyond the planned entry in
to the United States.
- All applicants need to submit a fully completed and signed Visa
Application Form -
DS-156 and DS 157. (Please do not fold the DS-156 application form
as this may make the information unreadable to the computer systems).
- If you are applying for a F-1, J-1 or
M-1 visa, you need to submit a fully completed and signed Application
form DS-158. with supporting documentation.
SEVIS fee before the visa can be issued (for most students and
international exchange visitors)
- One recent (within the past six
months) passport size photograph, 50mm X 50mm with a white or off-white
1. The photographs must not be older than six months.
2. The photographs must measure 5 cm x 5 cm.
3. The photographs of the applicant’s head must be between 2.5 cm and
3.5 cm when measured vertically.
4. The photographs must have a white or off-white background.
5. The applicant must face the camera directly, with both ears
- Proof of payment of
non-refundable application fee USD $100
for each person and each visa
- H1B and H4 Visa applicants should bring all
specified documents listed above, as well as, the I-797, I-129 (Petition
for Nonimmigrant Visa) and LCA (Labor Condition Application).
- Documents showing nonimmigrant intent
detailing employment, job letters, bank statements, bank books, property
titles (land, car, house), and/or business licenses, expired passports
with prior visas.
- Proof of strong social, economic and/or family ties
to the country to which the applicant intends to return. Please submit
the following documents (when applicable):
- proof of work stating the length of employment; salary/wages,
and/or bank statements showing income; and leave provided for the trip
and whether it is paid or unpaid. Pensioners should present the last
receipt of benefits;
- evidence of business or other property ownership (business
registration certificate, registration certificate of
self-employment), and proof that the business is prosperous (tax
return form and contracts, financial records, etc.);
- proof of enrollment in school and school record for students. If
the trip is scheduled during the academic year and not in a regular
school break, a statement from the principal is necessary that the
student is excused from school;
- proof of strong family ties (e.g. marriage certificate, birth
certificates of minor children, etc.);
- proof of ownership of an estate or other property
- Convincing documents of sufficient financial evidence
to cover the applicant's stay in the U.S. (e.g. bank account
certificates of the past three months), or evidence that somebody will
cover his/her expenses.
- Evidence concerning the purpose of travel (e.g. in
the case of a business trip or an official visit, a letter from the
employer or from the inviting party in which they state the purpose and
the duration of the visit).
If the person you are visiting has been in the United States less than
10 years, please provide evidence of their status (green card, visa,
U.S. passport, etc.).
Family-based immigration. The Immigration and Nationality Act allows for
the immigration of foreigners to the United States based on relationship
to a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
immigration. The Immigration and Nationality Act provides a yearly minimum
of 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas which are divided into five
preference categories. They may require a labor certification from the
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the filing of a petition with the
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of
Homeland Security (BCIS).
Attorneys may not accompany their clients inside the embassy. The best way
to address a client's legal issue is in writing, either carried in by the
applicant to the interview, or by mail, fax, or e-mail.
J1. Median Merdeka Selatan
Jakarta 10110 Indonesia
Embassy Main: (+62) (21) 3435-9000
Consular Section Direct: (+62) (21) 3435-9050
Consular Section Fax: (+62) (21) 385-7189
NIV Appointment Lins: (+62) (21) 3435-9888