Immigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Singapore is pleased to announce the resumption of fiancé(e) visa services effective September 1, 2020.

As we work through the backlog of accumulated cases due to delays associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will first prioritize for processing those cases already received from the National Visa Center (NVC) through the end of April 2020, and request the NVC to send to us all fiancé(e) visa cases still awaiting delivery to U.S. Embassy Singapore.  All cases will be prioritized for interview based on petition approval date and the applicant’s completion of the document checklist.  We anticipate it will take approximately three months to resolve the current backlog of fiancé(e) visa cases.  Resumption of services for fiancé(e)s includes both K-1 and K-2 applicants.

Should you have a compelling reason to request processing of your case on an expedited basis, please email us at SingaporeCON@state.gov with an explanation of your situation.

IB-1 and IW-1 immigrant visa applicants are excepted from Presidential Proclamation 10014 as an applicant in either of these visa categories would be entering the United States on the basis of his or her status as the spouse of a U.S. citizen, even if the marriage is terminated due to death or divorce.  We are pleased to designate IB-1 and IW-1 immigrant visa applications as mission critical.  Prospective applicants may contact us at SingaporeCON@state.gov.

Based on State Department guidance dated September 9, 2020, U.S. Embassy Singapore has resumed processing of Fiscal Year 2020 diversity visa (DV) cases.  Given the limited time between now and the end of the fiscal year, we are prioritizing cases using criteria set by the Department to ensure uniform standards across all DV processing posts.  Additionally, we have requested that Singapore’s designated panel physician expedite medical examinations for DV applicants to the fullest extent possible.  Please be assured we will do our best to process documentarily qualified and eligible applicants to completion, including visa issuance, by September 30, 2020.  However, please be aware while the State Department can facilitate visa issuance, diversity visa holders are still subject to the restrictions of Presidential Proclamation 10014 with respect to entry into the United States.

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 usvisas.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, on usvisas.state.gov 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