Visas for Children

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Questions and Answers

Q: Do children need a visa?

A: All travelers, including children, need a visa to travel to the United States or must qualify to travel without a visa through the Visa Waiver Program.

Q: Do children pay the same application fee as adults?

A: Yes, they do.

Q: Do children need to schedule an interview appointment?

A: No. Applications for children under the age of 14 may be submitted by mailing the documents to the US Embassy per the instructions in the Interview Waiver confirmation. If adult family members are appearing for an interview, they may bring the child’s application and documents to the Embassy at that time.

Q: Do all children have to come in person for their appointment?

A: No. Children under the age of 14 are exempt from attending a personal visa interview. However, the consular officer always reserves the right to request an interview.