Overview of Immigrant Visas and Contact Information
Last Updated on 10/17/2013
What is an Immigrant Visa?
An immigrant visa is required of anyone who wishes to enter the United States to reside there permanently, whether or not that person plans to seek employment in the United States.
U.S. immigration law provides for the issuance of immigrant visas in four general categories:
For more information please visit the web site of the Department of State.
Might you Have a Claim to U.S. Nationality via Parent(s)?
An immigrant visa may only be processed for a child if he/she has no claim to U.S. citizenship. For more information please visit our Claim to U.S. Nationality via Parent(s) page.
Immigrant Visa Unit
Szabadság tér 12.
Telephone: The Immigrant Visa Unit can be reached by phone from 2 pm to 4 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Facsimile: (36-1) 475-4188
Appointments: All appointments at U.S. Embassy Budapest for Family and Employment-Based Visa application interviews are scheduled by the National Visa Center. Diversity-based visa application interviews are scheduled by the Kentucky Consular Center. In all other cases, including requests for information packets, visa pick-up, or to submit additional documents, please contact the Embassy for an appointment. Appointments can be requested by phone on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm (+36-1-475-4394) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (also known as visa lottery, or green card lottery) 50,000 immigrant visas are made available annually to natives of foreign states.