Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Colombia. Our office adjudicates all categories of immigrant visas. We encourage applicants to learn as much as they can about the laws, regulations and policies involved in processing an immigrant visa application.
These web pages are designed to help prospective immigrants understand the process and come to the visa interview prepared. Simply click on one of the links on the left side of the page to begin.
New USCIS Immigrant Visa Processing Fee
Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before travelling to the United States.
Only prospective adoptive parents whose child (ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee.
The below USCIS website has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions:
U.S. Embassy Bogota Cautions Against Diversity Visa Scams
The U.S. Embassy in Bogota reminds Colombian citizens and residents to use caution when working with private entities to apply for visas to the United States, as reports of fraudulent e-mails, websites, and print advertisements offering visa services are on the rise.
Click here to learn more about the Diversity Visa Lottery and how you can protect yourself against fraud. Please note that Colombian citizens cannot register for the Diversity Visa Lottery.
Know Your Rights
While most fiancée visa holders experience an interesting and rewarding start to their union with an American Citizen in the United States, you should know you rights, should you encounter problems. Please review this pamphlet in preparation for your visa interview.