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Immigrant visas

  • Did you submit an entry for the United States Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery?

    Remember to check to check the status of your entry. The Department of State never uses email to notify entrants that they are selected for the DV program. Notification of selection only is available by directly accessing “Entrant Status Check” on the E-DV website. Official notifications of selection will be available May 2, 2017, through September 30, 2018, on the E-DV website  

  • "Abandon Permanent Resident Status Schedule Change”

    Effective immediately, submissions of abandonment of legal permanent residency (LPR) will only be held on the first and third Thursday of every month from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (except holidays). LPR abandonments will only be held at these times. Individuals seeking to abandon their LPR status should appear in-person with their required documents at the Immigrant Visa Unit within these designated service hours. (Posted on 2016/08/24, IV)  

  • New Procedures for Passport and Visa Delivery

    Before your visa interview please register at to select a delivery address for your passport's delivery. If your visa application is approved, your passport and visa will be delivered to the pick-up location you selected. There are no extra fees associated with this service. (Posted 2015/12/30, IV)