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Vital information and Resources for New United States Immigrants

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Visa Types for Immigrants
To be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative(s), U.S. lawful permanent resident, or by a prospective employer, and be the beneficiary of an approved petition filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Learn about the different processes for the major immigrant categories, which are:

 

Immediate Relative and Family Sponsored

 

Employer Sponsored

 

 

Special Immigrants

 

Diversity Visa Program - Visas provided are drawn from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Unlike other immigrant types, Diversity Visas (DV) do not require a U.S. sponsor, and therefore a petition is not needed.

 

 

 

Step 2 - After the immigrant petition has been approved (excluding DV applicants) by USCIS, then the next step is preliminary processing for a visa with the Department of State, National Visa Center. Visit Immigrant Visa Processing – the National Visa Center for information related to:

  • Affidavit of Support
  • Required applicant documents (i.e. birth certificates, police reports, marriage/divorce certificates, etc.)
  • Medical Exam/Panel physician information
  • Interviews