Immigrant Visas

As of July 15, 2020, the United States Embassy in Amman resumed processing certain immigrant visa categories, including:

  • IR1/CR1 and IR2/CR2
  • IR3 and IR4
  • Some employment-based healthcare professionals 

While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times due to substantial backlogs.  

Presidential Proclamation 10014 has now been extended through December 31, 2020. This proclamation suspends the entry of new immigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The proclamation applies to applicants in the following immigrant visa categories: 

  • IR-5 
  • All F visa categories (F1, F2A or FX, F2B, F3, F4) 
  • DV 
  • E1, E2 

Applicants for IV categories covered by Presidential Proclamation 10014 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation.  All DV-2020 applicants who have not been issued an immigrant visa as of April 23 are subject to the proclamation’s restrictions unless eligible for an exception.  NOTE: If your visa is in one of the visa categories above and you/one of your children 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.    

As of July 15, the United States Embassy in Amman has resumed certain USCIS services, including routine I-131A LPR Boarding Foils. For more information, 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