Immigrant Visas

With President Biden’s February 25th decision to revoke Presidential Proclamation 10014, the U.S. Embassy in Singapore is pleased to announce the resumption of all routine immigrant visa services effective immediately.  Appointments are available through our online visa services portal.  The number of visa interviews per day will remain limited to ensure COVID-19 related social distancing.

We are keenly aware that PP 10014 delayed the processing of applications for hundreds of Singapore-based applicants.  In recognition of the long wait many applicants have experienced, we are taking steps to increase our capacity for immigrant visas while maintaining appropriate social distancing guidelines.  We anticipate that we will resolve most of the backlog by the end of June 2021.  We appreciate your patience throughout this process.   Should your case require special attention, please email us at with an explanation of your situation.

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

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 review our Directory of Visa Categories on 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, on 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.

Immigrant Visas