Every fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th), approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants under the provisions of U.S. immigration law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Employment based immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories. Certain spouses and children may accompany or follow-to-join employment-based immigrants. You can learn more about these five categories of employment-based immigrant visas on usvisas.state.gov.
To apply for an employment-based immigrant visa, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov. Once you have completed those steps, review the instructions given to you by the National Visa Center (NVC), along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.
Appointments: All appointments at U.S. Embassy Budapest for Family and Employment-Based Visa application interviews are scheduled by the National Visa Center. Diversity-based visa application interviews are scheduled by the Kentucky Consular Center. In all other cases, including requests for information packets for pending cases, visa/passport/document pick-up, to submit additional documents, to abandon LPR status or to request a boarding letter, please visit the Contact us page on Visa Information and Appointments and send an e-mail.