Immigrant Visas

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of the Bahamas at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau.

A foreign citizen seeking to immigrate to the United States 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 to apply 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).

Once USCIS has approved the petition and you have completed pre-processing with either the National Visa Center (NVC) or 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.

You may wish to review the immigrant visa categories below or visit usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas and the Immigrant Visa Process or Diversity Visa Process.

Immigrant Visas