Immigrant Visas Information
Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the Consular Section in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Immigrating to the United States to live permanently is an important and complex decision to make. These pages provide information to help foreign citizens desiring to permanently immigrate determine the visa requirements and related materials needed to apply to immigrate to the United States.
For information on who can immigrate to the U.S., please visit The Bureau of Consular Affairs Website.
It is important for you to know that the sponsor of an immigrant must have domicile in the United States before a visa can be issued to the relative s/he is sponsoring. This generally means that the petitioner must be living in the United States. In certain circumstances, however one can be considered to have a domicile while temporarily living overseas.
Domicile is the place where a person has his or her principal residence. The person must intend to keep that residence for the foreseeable future.
New: Changes to Immigrant Visa Petitions Filed at Post
Effective August 15, 2011, petitioners residing overseas will no longer be able to routinely file Forms I-130, Petitions for Alien Relative, with U.S. Embassies and Consulates except in locations where U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a public counter presence within the Embassy or Consulate.
Please note: U.S. Embassy Montevideo does not have a USCIS public counter presence within the embassy.
Read more about this: Petitioning in Montevideo.