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 a special program, such as the Visa Waiver Program and register with ESTA.

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. Children younger than 14 (before their 14th birthday) can mail in the application or the parents can bring along the complete applications.

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

A: No. Children under age of 14 are exempt from the personal interview.