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Immigrant Visas
Last Updated on 10/30/2015

Overview of Immigrant Visas and Contact Information

How to Get Your Visa

If your immigrant visa application is approved, we will put your visa in your passport and send the completed visa packet and passport to you by courier at no extra charge. Prior to your appointment date, you must go to Visa Information and Appointments and follow the steps to register and arrange for delivery of your visa and documents. Please register your delivery location BEFORE going to your interview. If you do not, there may be a delay in the return of your visa.

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.

Visa Categories

U.S. immigration law provides for the issuance of immigrant visas in four general categories:

  1. Diversity Immigrants
    (Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as visa lottery or green card lottery.)
    Interview Preparation for Diversity Visa Winners

Special 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.

Contact Information

Mailing/Street Address:

Immigrant Visa Unit
U.S. Embassy
Szabadság tér 12.
H-1054 Budapest

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 for pending cases, visa/passport/document pick-up, to submit additional documents, to abandon LPR status or to request a boarding letter, please visit the Contact us page on Visa Information and Appointments and send an e-mail.

For Diversity Visa Winners