Immigrant Visas

The Immigrant Visa unit has resumed limited, routine immigrant visa interviews.  Although we are scheduling limited numbers of interviews for all categories of immigrant visas, we prioritize scheduling of interviews for documentarily qualified cases for immediate family members of U.S. citizens, intercountry adoptions, and fiancée/fiancé visas.  When your case is documentarily qualified, the National Visa Center (NVC) sends an email to notify you that the case is documentarily complete and pending scheduling at the Embassy.  Please make sure that the NVC has your most up-to-date contact information so they can communicate with you.  Cases are generally scheduled for interview in order of date that they became documentarily qualified.  You can log in to our Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) to check your status, receive messages, and manage your case.  More information on immigrant visa processing and case prioritization is available at  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html.

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Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Haiti at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States. Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Immigrant Visas