Immigrant Visas

Important Notice: 

On April 8, 2021 a blanket exception was granted to the COVID-19 Presidential Proclamations for foreign nationals traveling to the United States as immigrants including as K-1 fiancés of U.S. citizens. We are currently working to schedule as many appointments for immigrant visas as resources, safety, and local regulations allow, following Department of State guidelines for the prioritization of scheduling of those appointments. Please follow guidance on our website and visit the COVID-19 Visa FAQ page for any questions you may have regarding our services or you may contact us by phone at +34-91-123-8866.

Please note that due to limited resources, we are unable to respond to individual e-mails with updates on the scheduling of your specific case.  At this time, we are focusing on scheduling all eligible cases in the order they would have been processed. You will be contacted and given further instructions when your appointment is scheduled. We will also not reply to emails including questions already resolved in the COVID-19 Visa FAQ. We understand you may be frustrated at the delays caused by COVID, but we are doing our best to work through the backlog of immigrant visa cases caused by the pandemic as quickly as possible.

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

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