Any missing documents will delay your waiver appointment scheduling. Please send this check list along with the required documents.
Applicant's e-mail address: _________________________________
- Waiver application fee. Please check the fee list for the appropriate value that must be paid at the Consulate's cashier;
- Form I-601 application for waiver with simple copy (completely filed out and signed in black ink);
- Forms DS 230 part I and part II (PDF 996KB) completely filed out and signed (K visa applicants must fill out part 1 only);
- Additional Forms for K visas: DS-156, DS-156K (PDF 135KB), DS-157 (PDF 128KB) completely filed out and signed;
- G-325A form completely filed out and signed in black ink, (one for petitioner and another for beneficiary);
- Waiver basic questionaire (completely filed out and signed);
- Copy of your birth certificate, marriage certificate, and previous divorce decrees or death of previous spouses (if applicable) in the original language and official translations into English;
- Copy of your children's birth certificate (if they are American OR Legal Permanent Residents);
- Copy of petitioner's birth certificate (if born in the U.S.) or naturalization certificate (if naturalized), American passport or Green Card (if resident);
- Copy of your police certificates (state and federal) in the original language and official translations into English;
- A "Hardship letter" which explains in detail the specific reasons that separation from your family member would create extreme hardship for that person. The letter must be signed and dated by the American citizen or permanent resident family member. The letter should contain detailed and specific information about your relative’s circumstances and should be supported by evidence (e.g., medical examination reports, etc.). Letters containing brief, perfunctory, and general statements are generally not helpful in the waiver process. Please bear in mind that the standard for obtaining a waiver is extreme hardship; that is, hardship significantly more serious than that normally caused by routine separation. Your letter should reflect those factors that make separation from your relative an extreme hardship.
Important Notice on K and Asylee Visas
Please note that forms DS-156 and DS-157 are still required for K and Asylees Visas, until further notice. DS-160 will not be accepted on those cases.