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Immigrant Visas

Immigrant and Fiancé Visas

There are essentially three ways in which you may qualify to apply for a visa to immigrate or move permanently to the U.S.: 

  • a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (LPR) relative or U.S. citizen fiancé may file a petition for you;
  • a U.S. employer may file a petition for you; or
  • you may apply for one of the limited number of Diversity Visas offered each year. 

For detailed information on types of immigrant visas or to find out how to file a petition for a relative or employee, please go to the Department of State Travel site. 

The U.S. Embassy in Oslo offers the following very limited range of services:

  • Applications for Returning Resident Visas
  • Applications for Transportation Letters
  • Green Card abandonments (Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident status)

All immigrant visa and diversity visa interviews and adjudications for residents of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden take place at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. For general information on immigrant visas and immigrant visa processing, we refer to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm.

Please also visit the official website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, United States Department of State, for information on immigrant visas as well as other types of visas for the United States, such as fiancé/fiancée visas and non-immigrant visas.

U.S. Citizens who are residents of Norway, and who wish to file a petition for their relative, should generally file the I-130 petition directly via mail or courier with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox in the United States.

Fraud Warning

  • Successful DV applicants are notified by the Department of State, Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) by letter, not email and are provided instructions on how to proceed to the next step in the process. The KCC will not ask you to send money to them or to this Embassy or any other U.S. Embassy by mail or by services such as Western Union. 

    For those of you who have applied for DV-2012 official notification of selection will be made on line through the Entry Status Check which will be available from May 1, 2011 on the E-DV website at:
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