Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Slovakia at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava.
For information about visas available to Ukrainian citizens, please see the Department of State Consular Affairs information page. On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States. U.S. embassies abroad do not administer this program. For information and application instructions, please visit: https://www.dhs.gov/ukraine. For information about standard nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for Ukrainians, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/information-for-nationals-of-Ukraine.html
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 use the visa wizard at travel.state.gov 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, 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.