Immigrant Visas

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Jordan, the U.S. Embassy in Amman is suspending immigrant visa processing for all visa categories as of November 8, 2020 until further notice.  The U.S. Embassy is also suspending non-emergency USCIS services.


If you and/or one of your children are an immigrant visa applicant and will soon turn 21 or you have a particularly urgent need to travel to the United States for a medical or other emergency, please send an email to with a detailed explanation of your circumstances so we may assess your case.    

For questions about 
emergency USCIS services please contact

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Jordan at the U.S. Embassy in Amman. In addition, U.S. Embassy Amman processes immigrant visas for citizens of Syria.

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 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 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