In a move to reduce applicant wait times, the National Visa Center will no longer require original documents to be submitted as part of the U.S. immigration process. Instead, starting November 12, 2014 immigrant visa applicants need only submit copies of supporting documents to the NVC. The immigrant visa applicant will bring the original documents to the interview at a U.S. consular post abroad for evaluation and final case processing. The NVC will still require an original signed Affidavit of Support be sent to it.
Stewart Rabinowitz practices United States immigration and nationality law. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. is an immigration law firm representing businesses, families, and individuals.