Useful information for the residence visa process

The residence visa process CAN ONLY BE DONE AT THE US CONSULATE. This is an informative section with links to information and/or services related to your procedure. We recommend that you carry out your procedure personally and not through third parties, do not risk being a victim of fraud.

Immigrant visas

An immigrant (or residence) visa is a document issued by a United States consular officer abroad that allows you to travel to the United States and apply for admission as a legal permanent resident (LPR).
A Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection inspector will make the final decision on whether or not you are admitted as an LPR.

Once you are admitted as an LPR, you generally have the right to reside and work in the United States permanently. The Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services will send your permanent resident card (often called a "green card") to your new address in the United States, usually within the first three months of your entry into the United States.

Permanent Residence

Processes and procedures for Permanent Residence.

Each category of permanent resident card has different steps and procedures to follow.

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US Consulate

Official website of the US Consulate in Ciudad Juárez.

Instructions in preparation for your appointment with the Consulate:

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Visa Types

Visa Types Requiring a Medical Exam for the US Consulate

✓ Residence Visa
✓ Adoption
✓ Fiancé (Visa K)
✓ Non-Immigrant Visa (Only if the Consulate requests it)

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Criminal record

Necessary letter in your procedure

To obtain your Criminal Record Certificate it is necessary to process it at the General Prosecutor's Office of the State of Chihuahua in Ciudad Juárez.

Requirements and procedure


Applicant Service Center

For your appointment biometric information that includes fingerprints and photographs.

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