Immigrant Visas

The Consular Section is currently processing all categories of immigrant visas, though with reduced capacity.

Given our need to balance American Citizen Services, prioritize immediate relative visa cases, and allow time for emergency appointments, our capacity and caseload changes weekly.  Therefore, it is not possible for us to provide estimated dates for interviews for any specific case. Either NVC or the Embassy will contact you directly when we are able to schedule your interview. We are processing cases in chronological order by documentarily qualified (DQ) date, as they are sent to the Embassy by NVC.

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Algeria at the U.S. Embassy in Algeria.

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 at Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, 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 Program 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.

Immigrant Visas