Immigrant Visas

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Applicants required to appear at the Embassy for an interview or other consular service must meet the following requirements:

  • Have no COVID symptoms in the last 14 days;
  • Be physically present in Georgia for at least 14 days; and
  • Comply with any Georgian Government quarantine and COVID testing requirements.

Access may be similarly restricted for applicants who were physically present in the last 14 days in areas within Georgia of epidemiological concern for increased COVID risk.  When in doubt, please email the visa unit at tbilisiconsular@state.gov for guidance before making any travel plans.  

On June 22, the President signed a Proclamation which extends the previous Proclamation 10014 and suspends the entry of certain additional foreign nationals to the United States through December 31, 2020. The Department of State is implementing this Proclamation in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and interagency partners, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The full text of the presidential proclamation is available on the White House website.

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

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.

Immigrant Visas