Immigrant Visas


In order to pick up your immigrant visa issued in Lagos, you MUST create an account on Once you create an account, you MUST create/register a profile. Creating an account online gives us the information we need to return your passport and documents to you after your interview. When your documents are ready for pick up, you will receive an SMS and email notice on the phone number and email address provided on this link. It is therefore important that you provide the correct information. Registration is free.

All immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Nigeria at the U.S Consulate in Lagos. We do not process immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.

A U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or prospective U.S. employer must file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before you can immigrate.  To learn more about the different visa categories available, please visit our Directory of Visa Categories.  Follow the steps located on the Immigrant Visa Process page to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once your petition has been approved and you have an interview date, you will come to the U.S. Consulate for your interview.  Please review the questions below for more information related to the interview process. For information about how to prepare for your interview in Nigeria and other Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Immigrant Visas