Immigrant Visas

On June 22, 2020 the President of the United States signed a Proclamation which extends the suspension of the entry of certain immigrants to the United States through December 31, 2020. Under the Proclamation, the Department of State temporarily will not issue immigrant visas, with certain exceptions as laid out in the Proclamation itself. The Proclamation is not retroactive. No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation. The full text of the presidential proclamation is available on the White House website at:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-immigrants-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-economic-recovery-following-covid-19-outbreak/

All immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Nigeria at the U.S Consulate in Lagos. We do not process immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.

A U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or prospective U.S. employer must file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before you can immigrate.  To learn more about the different visa categories available, please visit our Directory of Visa Categories.  Follow the steps located on the Immigrant Visa Process page to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once your petition has been approved and you have an interview date, you will come to the U.S. Consulate for your interview.  Please review the questions below for more information related to the interview process. For information about how to prepare for your interview in Nigeria and other Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Immigrant Visas