NVC No Longer Requires Original Supporting Documents

As of November 12, 2014, the National Visa Center (NVC), which is responsible for the collection of visa application fees and supporting documentation for immigrant visa petitions, no longer requires original civil documents (such as birth, marriage, and police certificates) in support of immigrant visa applications. Instead, visa applicants will be required to submit photocopies of these documents and take the originals with them at the time of their interview.