Apply for an immigrant visa
Learn about family-based, fiancee, and work visas and how to apply for each. Discover the Diversity Visa Lottery.
Immigrant visa to work in the U.S.
Learn about the requirements to apply for an immigrant visa through employment and how to sponsor a permanent worker.
Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (Green Card Lottery)
The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program awards up to 50,000 immigrant visas each year. Learn if you can apply, see the results, and know what to do if you are selected.
Family-based immigrant visas and sponsoring a relative
Learn how you may be able to sponsor a family member for a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
How to check the status of your visa application
Find out how to check the status of your visa application online. And to avoid delays, learn how to update your address if you move while waiting for your visa to be approved.
What happens if your visa application is rejected
Find out what to do if your visa is denied, and learn if you are eligible for a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility.
Learn about K-1 fiancé(e) visas and sponsoring a future spouse
If you are engaged to a U.S. citizen, you may be able to come to the U.S. to get married. Your future spouse must sponsor you, and you must apply for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa.