Immigrant Visa Forms
Family Members of American Citizens (IR1s, IR2s, IR3s, IR4s, or IR5s, F1, F2As, F2Bs, F3s, F4s, Es)
If your American citizen or Legal Permanent Resident relative has filed a visa petition for you but you have not completed the following application for all family members that are traveling to the United States, please complete the following and bring it to your interview.[ Click to open“Packet 4” PDF 346KB]
If your K1 or K3 petition has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security and you have received notification from the National Visa Center that your petition is on its way to post, you should download and complete the following application. The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos will contact you to schedule your appointment. If you have questions on your appointment date, you should email LagosIV@state.gov. Appointments will be scheduled within four months of the approval date listed on your documentation from the Department of Homeland Security. [Click to open "Interview Preparatory Packet (K1, K3)" PDF 357KB]
Asylee/Refugee Follow-to-Join Cases
If you are following to join a family member who has asylee or refugee status in the United States, you should complete the following packet prior to your interview at the Consulate. If you have questions on your appointment date, you should email LagosIV@state.gov. Only follow-to-join asylee and refugee cases are processed at post. [Click to open "Asylee or Refugee" PDF 950KB]
Medical Examination forms
All visa applicants must have a completed medical report from a designated medical facility (PDF 90KB) before they are eligible for an interview. Medical reports from other medical centers will not be honored. A Medical Report is valid for six months from the date of the physical. Please ensure that your Medical Report is still valid before you arrive at the port of entry in the United States. [Click to open “ Medical Examination” PDF 261KB ]
Police Report request from the Nigerian Police
Each visa applicant must have a completed police report for any country in which he or she has lived for more than six months when they were over the age of 16. The packet below should be used for Nigerian police reports. It is the applicant’s responsibility to collect these reports from every country in which he or she has lived. [Click to open “Police Certificate” PDF 186KB]
Filing an I-130 at post (Petition for Immediate Family Member of an American citizen)
Effective August 15, 2011, petitioners residing in countries without USCIS offices must file their Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lockbox facility in Chicago. Overseas petitioners filing with the lockbox should expect processing times similar to petitions filed domestically, which currently stand at five months. Please see attached notice for more information on how you can file your I-130 directly with USCIS. [Click to open “USCIS Centralizes Filing of Form I-130” PDF 99KB ]
Filing an I-601 Waiver or I-212 Waiver for submission to the Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos accepts waivers on Fridays at 7:00 a.m., except for the last Friday of the month. If you are eligible for a waiver to an otherwise permanent ineligibility, the consular officer notified you of such during your last interview. The Department of Homeland Security makes decisions on whether or not waivers will be granted. The filing fee must be paid at the time of filing.
USCIS has issued a new I-601 form. DHS will only accept the revised Form I-601, and will reject all requests using previous editions of the form. [Click to open new “I-601”] and [Click to open “I-212”]
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