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Visas for Children

NIVs for Children

Q: Can children travel alone?
A: 
If an applicant is 15 years of age or younger, he/she must be accompanied by one or both parents. If an applicant is 15 years of age or younger and going on a school trip, he/she may be accompanied by a school chaperone/teacher or by his/her parents.


Q: Do children need a visa?

A: Yes. All Indonesians need a visa to travel to the U.S. All Indonesians, no matter how young, needs a visa in his/her own passport.


Q: Do children pay the application fee?

A: Yes, they do.


Q: Do children need to schedule an online appointment?

A: Under some circumstances, children can get their visas through the Interview Waiver Program. Please click here for more information: Interview Waiver Program.  If the children do not qualify to get their visas through the Interview Waiver Program, then they will need to schedule an NIV appointment through our website in the same manner as their parents. Parents should schedule the family as a group. Each applicant must have his/her own appointment. One appointment per applicant. A husband and wife cannot share one appointment, nor can a parent and child share one appointment.


Q: Do all children have to come in person for their appointment?

A: No. Children aged 13 and younger, i.e. those who have not reached their 14th birthday, do not have to come for their appointment and may be eligible to get their visas through the Interview Waiver Program. Please click here for more information: Interview Waiver Program.  If the children are aged 13 and younger, but are not eligible to get their visas through the Interview Waiver Program, their parents must appear for an interview on behalf of their children. The parents must bring their children’s’ passports, applications, fee receipts, photographs (taken within the last six months), and birth certificates.