Consular Processing

Spring Blossoms
January 5, 2018
List of all the questions in the DS-260

All the questions in the DS-260, an online form used by the National Visa Center (NVC) to gather information about...

Medical Exam
January 4, 2018
Medical examination by a physician abroad

As a family-based green card applicant going through consular processing, how to find an authorized physician abroad, gather the right...

US Embassy
June 28, 2017
After the I-130 – Consular processing

For applicants going through consular processing, the National Visa Center (NVC) takes over from USCIS.

May 10, 2017
What are the U.S. government filing fees for a green card, consular processing?

Applicants who file from outside the United States through consular processing will generally pay $1,210 in government fees.

Immediate Relative
May 10, 2017
What is the difference between adjustment of status and consular processing?

U.S. family-based green card applicants generally favor the adjustment of status process. Some applicants will however find consular processing more...

May 10, 2017
What are the possible filing strategies of the applicant?

Filing strategies for family-based green card applicants based on green card category; country of birth and residence of the applicant...

May 10, 2017
What is the National Visa Center (NVC)?

For family applicants with an approved I-130 and going through consular processing, the NVC makes sure the green card submission...

Department of State
May 10, 2017
When is the Department of State involved in a family-based green card?

Embassies and consulates outsides of the United States, as well as the National Visa Center (NVC) are part of the...