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Iranian Applicants
Announcement: Iranian Student Visa Applicants (F/M/J) may return to submit passports after they have received notification that their administrative processing is complete:  The NIV Unit will accept passports for completed administrative processing any afternoon, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (except Turkish and American holidays) between 2:00PM and 2:30PM, from July 8  to October 2.  The NIV Unit will resume its regular hours for this service every Thursday 2:00-2:30PM thereafter, beginning with October 9.

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  Nonimmigrant Visas

Nonimmigrant Visas (NIV) are for international travelers, (citizens of other countries), coming to the Unites States temporarily. This visa allows you to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry (an airport, for example) and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security immigration inspector to enter the U.S. A visa does not guarantee entry into the United States.Nonimmigrant visas is for temporary visitors who would like to travel to the U.S. 

For more information about the different nonimmigrant visas, please check our NIV visa categories.

Schedule a Nonimmigrant Visa Appointment: Please visit or call +90 (850) 252 6355 or +1 (703) 439-2348.

Please be aware: The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia, and the U.S. Consulate in Dubai, U.A.E., also process Iranian nonimmigrant visas and might have earlier appointments. 

For information about their appointment procedures please visit:

U.S. Embassy Yerevan

U.S. Consulte Dubai

Expedited Apointments
Please visit Expedited/Emergency Appointments.

Please visit NIV Forms



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Immigrant Visas 

Immigrant visas are required by anyone seeking to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States. Upon entry into the United States an immigrant visa holder is processed for a Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a Green Card.

Applications of the Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery) winners are also processed by the Immigrant Visa unit.

For more information about the different immigrant visas, please check our IV visa categories.

Upcoming Closure Dates

  • 1 September 2014
    Labor Day

What's New


    Please note that effective September 12, 2014, the fees for the following visa services/categories will change.


    Nonimmigrant visa:

    E visa: $205

    K visa: $265

    Please note that the fees for all other nonimmigrant visas will remain the unchanged.


    Immigrant visa:

    Immediate Relative/Family-based IVs: $325

    Employment-based IVs: $345

    Other IVs (I-360 and special IVs): $205

    Affidavit of Support (at the National Visa Center): $120

    Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement: $120

    Determining returning resident status: $180

    Please note that the fees for all other immigrant visa services will remain the unchanged.

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