Visa for Minors
The process to apply for a visa for a minor is the same as for an adult but with some exceptions. First, review the instructions on How to Apply for a Visa for general visa processing information; then follow the instructions below for specific requirements pertaining to minor applicants.
In addition to the documentation required for all applications, bring the following to the interview:
The minor’s ORIGINAL birth certificate.
- Original visas of both parents and the prior visa of the minor, as applicable; if at least one parent does not have a visa both parents should be present at the interview. If both parents have visas, then only one parent needs to attend the interview, bringing the other parent's visa.
- A minor seven or older must attend the interview accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Minors under the age of seven are not required to be present at the consular interview, but must attend the registration appointment at the ASC.
- Receipt for payment of the application fee from Banamex
See Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees for detailed information on the current rates.
If the minor is a student, please submit a transcript, an identification card and a letter from the school attesting enrollment.