If you have been notified that your Immigrant Visa (IV), Diversity Visa (DV), Fiancé(e) Visa (K) or Visa 92/93 is ready for scheduling, please follow the instructions to create an account online here and register your appointment. You can direct all questions to the Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit at IVKigali@state.gov. Please note that the Consular Section does not discuss visa questions over the phone.
Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Rwanda at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali.
To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program. Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.
Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.