After you have completed the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov, including paying the necessary fees and submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), Affidavit of Support, and supporting documents to the National Visa Center (NVC), they will review your file for completeness. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, NVC will work with us to schedule an interview appointment for you. You can learn more about the interview process on usvisas.state.gov.
Immigrant petition filed in the U.S.
- The Consular Section receives the hard copy of the approved petition from the National Visa Center (NVC)
- The appointment date is scheduled by the NVC, therefore the applicant does not need to contact the call center or schedule the formal visa interview online
- The applicant needs to register for passport delivery either online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/, or by contacting the Call Center at 044-383-80-66 (if calling from Ukraine), or (703)998-71-07 (if calling from the U.S.)
- If the applicant fails to show up for the originally scheduled visa interview he/she can reschedule either online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/, or by contacting the Call Center at 044-383-80-66 (if calling from Ukraine), or (703)988-71-07 (if calling from the U.S.)
Immigrant Petition filed at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv
- An Information packet will be sent to the petitioner or the beneficiary by e-mail upon approval of the petition (approximately in 2-3 weeks)
- The applicant schedules the formal visa interview and registers for passport delivery either online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ua, or by contacting the Call Center at 044-383-80-66 (if calling from Ukraine), or (703)988-71-07 (if calling from the U.S.)
1. When must I pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee?
A. You must pay the fee prior to departing for the United States. USCIS will not issue your green card until USCIS receives payment. However, even if you have not paid the fee, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will admit you, as long as you are otherwise eligible to enter.
2. What if I was issued an immigrant visa before February 1, 2013? Do I have to pay the fee?
A. No. Only applicants issued visas on or after February 1, 2013 will pay the new fee. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the airport or land border will review immigration records to determine when your immigrant visa was issued. If the visa was issued on or after February 1, 2013 but the fee was not paid, the Immigrant Visa package will be collected at the point of entry, but USCIS will not issue a green card until the $220.00 fee is paid.
3. Who has to pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee?
A. All applicants issued immigrant visas (including Diversity Visas) – with the following exceptions: children adopted under the Orphan (IR-3/IR-4) or Hague Processes (IH-3/IH-4); Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. Government; returning residents (SB-1s); and K visa applicants and their derivatives – will pay the new fee.
4. How do I pay the new fee?
A. You will pay the fee by going to www.USCIS.gov/ImmigrantFee, clicking on the link to the USCIS intake page on Pay.gov, answering the questions on the USCIS intake page, and providing your checking account, debit, or credit card information. Because checking payments must be drawn on a U.S. bank, someone else may pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee on your behalf.