Immigrant Visas

The vast majority of immigrant visas for Ugandans and those who reside in Uganda are processed by U.S. Embassy Nairobi. Please visit their website for more information.

For information on adoption visas (IR3 and IR4), please visit the following link.

For asylee and refugee follow-to-join visas (I-730 petitions):
• We schedule interviews in the order in which we receive requests for them. However, we must have the petition(s) from NVC before we can schedule the interview. The wait may be several months before we have an available date. Please email to schedule your interview and obtain further instructions.

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 to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program.  Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on 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), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Immigrant Visas