Beware of Scams

Be aware that some unscrupulous people regularly attempt to scam innocent victims by promising quick “green cards” or U.S. visas. Please note that it is not possible simply to “buy” a green card or U.S. visa. All applicants must go through the application process. The forms are free and the fees are those officially posted on official U.S. websites (such as or

Although you may hire an attorney or other person to assist you with the application process, it is not required that you do so. If you suspect someone is trying to scam you by claiming that you must hire them in order to get a visa, or by alleging they can procure a U.S. visa or green card without the normal processing, please alert the consulate at