Immigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb processes immigrant visas to the United States for citizens and residents of Croatia.

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, routine immigrant visa processing is suspended. We are processing IR-1, IR-2, CR-1, CR-2, IR-3, IR-4, IH-3, IH-4, and K cases and mission critical E cases.  We are only processing cases for Croatian nationals and residents in Croatia. Please continue to review the information here to get the latest news about when we will be able to restart processing of other immigrant visa types.

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 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 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