Immigrant Visa – Where do I find information to obtain an immigrant visa?

Passport Frequently Asked Questions and AnswersQuestion:  I am looking to apply for an immigrant visa. Where do I find information to obtain an immigrant visa?


Answer:  If a person wants to migrate to the United States for permanent residency, then the person will need an immigrant visa. With this type of visa, the person can work and stay in the United States legally. In addition, an immigrant visa will enable an applicant to make the United States their permanent residence. Later on if the person choose to become a U.S. citizen, then he/she can apply for citizenship.

In order to be qualified for a United States immigrant visa, the applicant will have to be sponsored by a relative who is a U.S. citizen, a U.S. lawful permanent resident, or a potential employer of the applicant.

When applying for this visa, the applicant must take 4 major steps into consideration to complete the process. These steps are:

  • The first step is a Petition. The applicant will have to provide a petition when applying for an immigrant visa.
  • Secondly, the applicant must get approval for the petition. After approval, the applicant should check the priority date then begin National Visa Center Processing. After beginning the process, the applicant should choose an agent and then pay the necessary fees.
  • The third step is to gather and submit all forms to the National Visa Center. During this step the applicant will collect all the necessary forms. Forms like financial and supporting documents to submit to the National Visa Center.
  • Lastly, the interview. The applicant should prepare for the interview and then take the interview.