Immigrant Visas

Consulate General Frankfurt has been designated as the primary processing location for immigrant visas for residents of Ukraine with the exception of IR-3 and 4 adoption cases, which will be processed by Embassy Warsaw.

If you have not yet received an appointment notice for an immigrant visa interview at Embassy Kyiv from the National Visa Center (NVC), when you are eligible NVC will send you an appointment notice for your visa interview at Consulate General Frankfurt, noting the date, time, and other requirements for your visa interview.  Please contact NVC through the Ask NVC online contact form for your updated status.  To ensure processing as quickly as possible, put your name and case number in the subject line and send only one inquiry.  We ask for your patience as we work through each inquiry.   If you have not yet received a NVC appointment notice, please do not contact Frankfurt as they do not yet have your case.  Diversity Visa (DV) applicants should follow the same guidance and will have their unscheduled cases reassigned to Frankfurt but check for the status of your case.  If you need to interview outside of Germany, please send a request for reassignment to  Do not contact Consulate General Frankfurt unless you have previously been scheduled for an appointment.

If you already had your immigrant visa interview at U.S. Embassy Kyiv, but your case requires administrative processing, you will need to request your case be transferred to Consulate General Frankfurt to complete processing by contacting Alternatively, you may contact another embassy or consulate to request your case be transferred to a different location to complete processing. 

If your immigrant visa case was with Embassy Kyiv and you have already received an appointment notice for another location, there is no need for further action.  The embassy or consulate that granted you an appointment will initiate a transfer from Kyiv and contact you with further instructions, as needed.

If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet approved your petition(s), please review the status of your petition by visiting or by calling 1-800-375-5283.