After the Immigrant Visa Interview

If your visa is approved, you will not receive the visa at the interview; instead, you will receive your packet at the previously selected DHL courier office. If you have not selected an office, please access: to choose a DHL courier office location where you would like to receive your visa. Additionally, you will receive information regarding a USCIS processing fee for the permanent resident card which must be paid prior to traveling to the United States with your immigrant visa.  Please follow the instructions provided to make your payment.

If you are found to be ineligible for a visa, you will be given a refusal letter with the specific reason(s) why you were ineligible. If there is a waiver available for the ineligibility, you will be given instructions on how to apply for a waiver. Not all visa ineligibilities have a waiver.

Sometimes, additional administrative processing of your visa application is needed. This additional processing can delay the final adjudication of the application. In these cases, the consular officer will explain the situation and you will be given a letter with instructions on how to proceed.

An officer may request additional documents in order to adjudicate your case.  In this case, you will receive a letter from the officer at the end of the interview outlining which documents are required and how to send them to the Embassy for review.

If your medical exam was not ready for the day of your interview, the consular officer will put your case on hold until your medical exam results are received. In some cases, the clinic may give the results to you to send to the Embassy directly via DHL. Do NOT open the sealed packet or you will need to retake the exam.