Immigrant Visas

Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 16, the United States Embassy in Prague is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter regarding a Non-Immigrant or Immigrant Visa, please contact our Consular Section at ConsPrague@state.gov to request an emergency appointment.

For updated information regarding ESTA:  https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta

**Any traveler with a valid ESTA who is subject to the Proclamation and who attempts to travel to the United States in violation of the Proclamation will have their ESTA cancelled.  ESTA will not refund applications that are canceled due to this Proclamation.  Travelers who have questions about whether they are subject to, or exempted from, the Proclamation should refer to the Proclamation language and consult with the U.S. Department of State and the air carrier, as appropriate, in advance of travel to avoid travel disruptions.

For further information about the Presidential Proclamations, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/Presidential-Proclamation-Coronavirus.htm

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Czech Republic at the U.S. Embassy in Prague.

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, including our Diversity Visa Program.  Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity 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), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Immigrant Visas