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Immigrant Visas

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Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Bangladesh at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa.  The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States.  Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Current Priority Date

A Note Regarding Visa Availability  

The issuance of family sponsored and employment based preference visas are numerically limited by congress. Interviews for applicants in these categories are scheduled when the applicant’s priority date becomes current and visa numbers are available. However, priority dates may change, and it is possible that at the time of the interview, visa numbers may no longer be available. If visa numbers are no longer available for your visa category, your interview will proceed as scheduled, but your visa not be issued until the priority date again becomes current and new numbers are available. Applicants should check the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State’s website for up to date information on priority dates for all immigrant visa categories.  



To understand your priority date, please click here 

Dates for March 2024  

F1: 08 FEB 2015 (Unmarried Sons / Daughters of U.S. Citizens)

F2A: 22 JUN 2020 (Spouse and under 21 children of Legal Permanent Residents)

FX: 15 JUN 2020 (F2A Cases with older priority dates)

F2B: 22 NOV 2015 (Unmarried Sons/Daughters of Legal Permanent Residents)

F3: 01 OCT 2009 (Married Sons/Daughters of U.S. Citizens)

F4: 08 JUN 2007 (Brothers/Sisters of U.S. Citizens and their Spouses & under 21 Children)

E3: 08 SEP 2022 (Skilled workers)

EW: 08 SEP 2020 (Un-Skilled Workers, their Spouse & Children)  


Immigrant Visas
  • Immediate relative and family preference applications (processed on the basis of an approved I-130, I-600 or I-800 petition): $325
  • Employment-based applications (processed on the basis of an approved I-140 petition) : $345
  • Other immigrant visa applications (including approved I-360 self-petitioners, special immigrant visa applicants, returning resident (SB-1) applicants, and all others, except DV program selectees): $205
  • Orphan (intercountry adoption) immediate relative petition (I-600, I-800): $775
  • Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically): $120
Other Fees
  • Application for Determining Returning Resident Status, Form DS-117: $180
  • DHS Biometrics Fee: $85

Visa Inquiries



No inquiries will be accepted by fax or letter mail;

Documents mailed to us through Bangladesh mail will be shredded upon receipt;

Documents mailed to us through international mail will be abandoned at Bangladesh Customs; we are unable to pay any fees to retrieve them.  Any personal identifiable information contained in such documents will be abandoned at the sender’s own risk.

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