Sending Documents to the National Visa Center

After the approval process of your I-130 petition is concluded your approved petition will be forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC). At that time you will send to NVC all documents, photos, fees and forms to schedule your final interview and the determination on your visa eligibility at the Immigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Consulate Rio de Janeiro. Further information on this process can be obtained here.

Recently issued civil documents such as birth, marriage, divorce or death certificates are preferable to old documents. We accept Police Certificates from the Internet. You may review our document sample library below for more information. Please check below the list of documents accepted for submission to the National Visa Center.

If you are not able to get a direct copy from the Civil Registry because the books are lost or have suffered any damage you must bring a letter from your local Civil Registry office including the reasons why they couldn’t provide you a direct copy. You must also bring secondary evidence of your birth/marriage/divorce certificate.