Visas for Children

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.

Q: Do children pay the same application fee as adults?
A: Yes, they do.

Q: Do children need to schedule an interview appointment?
A: Every applicant requires an appointment. 

Q: Do all children have to come in person for their appointment?
A: No. For children under the age of 14, parents can appear at the appointment on their behalf. Please note that even if the child is not required to appear for an interview, the child must be physically present in the country where the visa application is submitted, at the time the interview takes place.