Updating Your Personal Information

Petitions can take a very long time before you get your interview date.  If you have had any significant life changes like marriages, births, divorces or deaths, please refer to the information below and contact us.

To change the mailing address and phone number(s), please notify the Consulate of this change by submitting an inquiry form here.  Please attach a copy of your passport to verify your identity.

Please also log into the Immigrant Visa Account or the  K Fiance Visa Account to update them.

To change a person’s name, gender or date of birth on a petition, please contact us with a copy of the appropriate birth certificate.

If you would like to add on a child or spouse to your petition and your visa category permits it, please contact us.

To add on a derivative spouse, please submit a copy of your marriage certificate and your spouse’s birth certificate. If the petitioner recently naturalized, please also submit a copy of the petitioner’s naturalization certificate.

If you need to add a child, please submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

If the petitioner or the beneficiary has deceased, please provide us a copy of the death certificate.

If the petitioner recently naturalized, please provide us a copy of the petitioner’s naturalization certificate.

If the petitioner or beneficiary is now divorced or their marriage has been annulled, please provide us a copy of the relevant divorce or annulment papers.

If you would like to correct or update your priority date, please submit a copy of the I-140 or I-130 here.

If your spouse or children cannot immigrate to the United States with you when you immigrate, they may be eligible for follow-to-join status so they can travel at a later date.

Follow-to-join derivatives may derive immigration benefits when:

  1. The spousal or parent/child relationship to the principal beneficiary was established before the principal beneficiary was admitted into the United States;
  2. The principal beneficiary became a lawful permanent resident (LPR), or the principal beneficiary was issued an immigrant visa under the family-preference (F) or employment-based (E) visa categories or the principal beneficiary was issued a nonimmigrant visa;
  3. The principal beneficiary is still living and has not naturalized, and;
  4. If applicable, the follow-to-join derivative still meets the definition of a child.

Please notify us at the time of your interview if you have a follow-to-join derivative. Our office will keep a copy of your case so that the follow-to-join derivative can continue the visa process when he or she is ready to immigrate. When your spouse or child is ready to immigrate, they will need to contact us for further instructions.

Our office will notify the follow-to-join derivative of his/her case status and of any further visa processing steps.

If your child cannot immigrate to the United States with you when you immigrate, he/she may be eligible for follow-to-join status so that he/she can travel at a later date. He/she needs to apply for a K-2 visa and follow the same procedures as the application for a K-1 visa here.

A following-to-join child of a K-1 may be entitled to K-2 derivative status if he/she is unmarried and under 21 years old. Because the child of K visa applicant is not covered under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), he/she is not eligible to immigrate to the United States as a K derivative if he/she is 21 years old.  A derivative child must be issued a K-2 visa within one year from the date of issuance of the K-1 visa to the parent.  After one year from the date of issuance of the K visa to the parent, a child will need to have a new petition filed on his/her behalf with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Please notify us at the time of your interview if you have a follow-to-join derivative. Our office will keep a copy of your case so that the follow-to-join derivative can continue the visa process when he or she is ready to immigrate. At that time, the child will need to contact us for further instructions. Our office will notify the follow-to-join derivative of his/her case status and of any further visa processing steps.

If you would like to report a representative such as a lawyer or specialist to your case, please contact us with the following information:

  • Submit the representative’s original form G-28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative) or form G-28I (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney in Matters Outside the Geographical Confines of the United States) as applicable.  For further information and instructions on how to complete the forms, please visit the USCIS website.
  • If a legal representative was previously designated to a case, please also submit the petitioner or beneficiary’s original, notarized letter instructing us to remove the previous legal office from our record.