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Immigrant Visas

Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit


U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez is now reconnected following the visa systems outage.  Consular systems are restored and functioning normally.

During the systems problems, the Immigrant Visa Unit continued to interview more than 5,000 applicants but was unable to fully process cases until the systems were restored.  At present, our visa unit staff is working overtime to complete processing all cases that accumulated during the systems problems.

We deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers who are waiting for visas, as well as their families and U.S. businesses that have been affected.  We anticipate completing the processing of all pending immigrant visa cases in the coming week.

Applicants whose immigrant visas have been approved, but not yet issued, should continue to check the status of their case by checking the DHL registry at the website.  For humanitarian emergencies, please contact the U.S. Consulate Ciudad Juarez Consular Information Unit directly at

Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Consulate General, Ciudad Juarez, and thank for your interest in immigrating to the United States. 

We encourage applicants to learn as much as they can about the laws, regulations and policies involved in processing an immigrant visa application. 

The information in this web page is designed to help prospective immigrants understand the process and come to the visa interview prepared. 

If you already have an appointment scheduled at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, please note these instructions (PDF 35KB) and see the preparation instructions for your interview (PDF 392KB).

If you have not already done so please fill out the DS-260.

Please remember you must attend a separate appointment at the Applicant Service Center before your consular interview.

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Administrative Processing: If you were told after your initial interview at the Consulate that your case required additional administrative processing, please click on the link below to check the status of your case. 

Please keep in mind that most administrative processing takes 6-8 weeks to complete, but in some cases requires additional time. The Consulate cannot expedite this process.

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Immigrant Visas

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