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Immigrant Visas

Immigrants to the US must pay a $220 Immigrant fee prior to entering the US on an immigrant visa. To learn more, check out:

Overview of immigrant visa options from the US embassy in London

USCIS Guide: How Do I Help My Relative Become a U.S. Permanent Resident?

USCIS Guide: How Do I Help My Fiancé(e) Become a U.S. Permanent Resident?

USCIS Guide: How Do I Immigrate an Adopted or Prospective Adopted Child or Help My Adopted Child Become a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident?

What's 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines?

USCIS Guide: How Do I Sponsor an Employee for U.S. Permanent Resident Status?

Feeling Lucky? The Diversity Visa Lottery Program provides an opportunity to individuals from select countries or regions (including Northern Ireland, but not the rest of the UK) to receive one of 55,000 immigrant visas.  It's free to register. The registration period for the DV Program typically runs from the beginning of October to the beginning of November.  The winners are announced the following May.

Other information

How to obtain the ACPO--UK police certificate

USCIS Guides Homepage

Consular Visa Forms

USCIS London Office Homepage with links to forms and filing checklists, local procedures, and other helpful information.

USCIS Processing Dates

Current US Visa Bulletin