Immigrant Visas

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Immigrant Visa Information

Foreign citizens wishing to immigrate and live permanently in the U.S. must follow specific procedures in order to apply for an immigrant visa. The immigrant visa issued by the U.S. Consular Section allows you to travel to the United States for admission as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR). Once admitted you will have the right to live and work in the United States permanently. Further information can be found at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Immigrant Visa Process

The immigrant visa process requires multiple steps to complete the application. The details of the process are available at The steps below begin with the assumption that you have filed a petition with the USCIS.

Disclaimer: This website and associated call center services does not provide status or information concerning the processing at the USCIS, NVC, KCC, or the U.S. Consular Section.

Step 1 – Filed Petition (Pending USCIS Approval)

Check the status of a filed immigrant petition at the USCIS website.

Step 2 – Approved Petition (NVC Processing)

If you received notification that your Immigrant petition is approved by USCIS and was forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC) or KCC for further processing, please visit NVC to learn about the next steps for processing at the NVC.

The NVC, KCC, or U.S. Consular Section will provide notification and instructions of further actions and interview date(s).

Step 3 – Preparation for the Interview

To learn about interview preparation, click here.

Step 4 – Attend the Consular Section Appointment

Attend the appointment indicated in the letter received by NVC, KCC, or the Consular Section. Please remember to bring all required documents to your appointment.

Step 5 – After the Appointment

After attending the U.S. Consular Section appointment, you may track the status of your visa application at