DV Visa Application Translation Requirements for Nepali Nationals

According to the U.S. Department of State, Nepali nationals applying for the Diversity Visa Lottery to the U.S. must ensure that all required documentation is translated into English. If original documents are in Nepali or any other regional languages, they must be accompanied by a certified English translation.



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Documents Required for Nepal

As per information from the U.S. Department of State, the primary requirements for DV Visa applications include:

  • Birth certificates.

  • Marriage certificates, divorce papers, or death certificates of former spouses, indicating the current marital status.

  • Police certificates or records detailing any criminal activity, if applicable.

  • Proof of high school education or its equivalent, or proof of qualifying work experience.

  • An affidavit of financial support or evidence of the applicant's financial capacity to sustain themselves in the U.S.

  • Medical examination results.


Other documents might be requested by the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Nepal based on the individual's specific circumstances.


Translator Qualifications

Based on guidelines from the U.S. Department of State, translators tasked with providing certified English translations don't need a specific accreditation. However, they must be proficient in both Nepali (or the relevant regional language) and English. Accompanying the translation, there should be a statement from the translator asserting their expertise in both languages and vouching for the accuracy of the translation.

Certification Requirements

According to the U.S. Department of State instructions, each translated document should be complemented by a declaration from the translator. This statement should emphasize the translator's competence in both Nepali and English and certify the translation's accuracy. Given that Nepal is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, an apostille might not be required for some documents. Nonetheless, specific papers might still necessitate notarization.


For the most current and relevant information, Nepali applicants are advised to liaise with the U.S. Embassy in Nepal.

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This guide provides a general overview, and for specific, accurate, and detailed advice, consulting directly with the relevant institutions or migration experts is essential. For more detailed information, contact the US Embassy in Nepal.