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Immigrant Visas


The United States Embassy in Baghdad is processing limited numbers of immigrant visas for applicants who intend to live permanently in the United States.  The United States provides immigrant visas based on family ties, employment, adoption, special immigrant categories, and the Diversity Visa Program.  See the Department of State page on immigrant visas for more information.

Please continue to monitor the Embassy and Consulate websites at https://iq.usembassy.gov/ to see when we are able to return to normal operations.”

The Interview

After you have completed the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov, including paying the necessary fees and submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), Affidavit of Support, and supporting documents to the National Visa Center (NVC), they will review your file for completeness. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, NVC will forward your file to us to schedule an interview appointment for you.

You can learn more about the interview process by clicking here.

Case Status

At the end of your immigrant visa interview, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa application is approved or denied.

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case.  You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov.

If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on Ineligibilities and Waivers on usvisas.state.gov.

After the Interview

If your visa has been approved, you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you.  Carefully review After the Interview on usvisas.state.gov to learn what to do when you receive your visa, entering the United States, paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee, and other important information.