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Preparing for Interview

Note: Those individuals who have been notified of appointments, or who have their case number (beginning with the letters SPG and followed by 10 numbers) may check the consular section's interview schedule.

Visa interviews are conducted in the morning by a consular officer after documents intake by the immigrant visa assistant. (Please note that attorneys are not permitted to be present during visa interviews.) The immigrant visa processing fee of USD 355 plus a surcharge of USD 74 per person are payable by cash (either U.S. or Singapore dollars equivalent amount) or by major credit cards.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to appear at the interview with all required original documents and photocopies as required. Failure to present the required documents can results in significant delays due to visa classes being numerically controlled and the limited availability of those controlled numbers. Applicants with questions are encouraged to call the Embassy ahead of time to clarify our requirements.

If a visa cannot be approved that day due to documentation problems, applicants will be informed of what documents he or she needs to bring. The application will then be temporarily refused under INA Section 221(g). Applicants may return to the IV unit on any morning the Embassy is open between 9:00-11:00 a.m. when they have acquired all relevant documents.

If a visa is approved, it will generally be ready for pickup 5 working days later. Applicants' passports must be left with the Embassy during this processing time, so please make plans accordingly.