US Visa Stamping Documents Checklist

US Visa Stamping documents checklist – Latest information – 2023 & 2024

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Here is the US Visa Stamping in Mexico Documents Checklist to take along with you for US visa interview renewal – 2023 – 2024 – 2025

Please make a checklist and make sure you carry all documents without missing, so your visa process will be smooth.

Recommended Document (as part of us visa stamping documents checklist)
Get Mexican visa at nearby Mexican Embassy for being on safe side & to make your travel smooth without any issues. It will be valid for 6 months and you can travel to any city in Mexico.

Recommended locations for Full Time folks Vs Contracting folks in IT : 

Contractors : Avoid Ciudad Juarez & Nuevo Laredo for now (as of Nov 30th 2023 due to 221g’s & clearance time, All other consulate locations in Mexico are good.

Full time folks :  All consulate locations in Mexico are good.

Mandatory Documents for US Visa Stamping in Mexico Documents Checklist : 

  • Passport (New + Old one -> if applies)
  • DS-160 confirmation single page ; visa dates booking confirmation page.
  • Educational documents(Bachelors certificate or Masters Certificate) – Copies are fine too.
  • H1B visa holders : Must carry all previous I-797 approval forms (Latest one Original & previous one’s copies are fine ) + Spouse H4 Approvals(If applies) 
  • Client Letter(Consulting), Vendor letters(Consulting), Client Badge or Employment Verification Letter (Full time) 
  • I-140 approval copy (If beyond 6 years on H1B or L1 etc.,) 
  • H4 visa holders – Needs to carry marriage certificate, spouse latest visa copy, spouse I-797A copy or Original document, All I-539 documents until now & spouse employment related documents. If going along with kids (Carry kid’s passport & Birth certificate) ; H4 EAD card if working.
  • F1 visa holders – I-20, Financial documents (Self or from sponsor) , Sevis fee receipt etc., is the sevis fee payment link)
  • E3 visa holders – LCA, Employment verification letter / Offer Letter etc.,
  • L1A, L1B visa holders – Same as H1B + Fraud protection fee payment at US consulate (Can pay in Cash or Visa Debit or Credit card (or) Corporate Amex Card.

Optional Documents: (But better to carry every possible document)

  • PayStubs – 3 months Copies.
  • Bank Statements – 3 months Copies.
  • Tax Return Documents(1040) – 3 years Copies.
  • W2 Forms – 3 years Copies / original.
  • Emails from colleagues – 1 Copy.(Safe Side)
  • I-140 original or Copy(if you have one)
  • Job Description – Original. (Full Time)
  • Job Offer letter (Full Time)
  • SOW, client, vendor letters (Contracting)
  • Utility Bill or Drivers License – originals – to prove that you reside there.

NOTE: Activate International Travel Plan – If you want to use AT&T in Mexico, AT&T has coverage in Mexico as well. While in US itself, talk to AT&T & get this plan activated. Costs 10$/day.

T-Mobile works in Mexico as well. (T-Mobile plan might include Canada & Mexico calls – Talk yo your customer care

Other carriers, please talk to customer care once.
Carry Cash as listed below:
30$ for FMM Card @ Border(If needed)
6$ for I-94 at US Border while coming back to USA.

2$ worth of quarters.
Cash for paying us in matamoros Mexico depending on your situation(single/family/with friends)
Credit card that can allow foreign transactions for purchasing at stores, food @ subway, restaurants, movie theaters, malls etc.,
Note : Try to take credit card that does not charge any international fee(Like travel credit cards), Also intimate your credit card company about your travel, so they will keep your card open for your transactions without blocking
Mexico currency is Pesos, there will be foreign exchange centers which can help you to exchange dollars into pesos if you need.

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