Check My Immigrant Visa Petition Status

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Overview

To check the status of your immigrant visa petition, please visit the USCIS website here. You must enter the number of the receipt of your application, which has 13 digits starting with EAC, WAC, LIN or SRC, followed by numbers.

If your request for an immigrant visa is approved, the case will be transferred to the National Visa Center (NVC) for further processing. Once NVC completes the review of the case, the date of appointment to the beneficiary shall notify the petitioner of the appointment and sent to the US Consulate in the country where the beneficiary resides. The beneficiary would have to come to the Consulate of the United States in the appointment date assigned by the NVC.

For information on how to contact the NVC, you can visit the following link:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/nvc.html

Meeting at the Embassy

If you have an interview date, you must appear at the Consulate on the date of his appointment. You must get to the Consulate fifteen minutes before your appointment. Please read about security restrictions Consulate indicating what can and cannot bring to your interview.

It is very important that you are well prepared for the interview and having all your documents.

You should bring to interview original documents detailed in the following pages visa. The following is a list of all documents required to apply for an immigrant visa.

If you are missing documents when submitted to the Consulate for your interview, the processing of your case will be delayed and you will not receive a visa until the requirements are completed.

The approved immigrant petition does not mean that a visa will be issued automatically. An immigrant visa petition approved means that the applicant has demonstrated a relationship with a US citizen or a legal permanent resident who qualifies the applicant to apply for an immigrant visa. The purpose of the interview is to determine whether an applicant is eligible for a visa under the immigration laws of the United States.

Please do not make plans to go out from Costa Rica or buy air tickets before your visa is issued. If you receive a visa, you will need to travel to the United States before the expiration date of the immigrant visa.