Immigrant Visas (IV)
The Immigrant Visa (IV) unit processes the visa applications of persons seeking to reside permanently in the United States, including family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens, and alien workers. The American Embassy Consular Section processes immigrant visas for all residents of Cambodia.
All immigrant, diversity and fiancée visa interviews are handled by appointment only. Applicants will be individually notified of their processing schedule. Inquiries regarding immigrant, diversity or fiancée visas for Cambodian applicants should be emailed to IVPhnomPenh@state.gov.
Note: K-1 and K-3 applicants should not use the online nonimmigrant visa appointment system. K-1 and K3 applicants will be contacted and scheduled for an appointment by the consular section.
Rights and Protections
The United States welcomes immigrants who choose to follow U.S. immigration laws in order to live permanently in the U.S. It is important for you to know that everyone in the United States is guaranteed protection under the law from abuse. If you are seeking a K-1, K-3, IR-1/CR-1, or F2A visa please review the USCIS pamphlet “Rights and Protections for Foreign-Citizen Fiancé(e)s and Spouses of U.S. Citizens and Spouses of Lawful Permanent Residents.” This pamphlet explains your legal rights relating to domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Note on Cambodia Adoption Cases
On December 21, 2001, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), now known as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced an immediate suspension of the processing of adoption petitions for children from Cambodia. Consistent with this announcement, the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia does not process Cambodian adoption cases at this time.
Those interested in adopting Cambodian children should monitor the USCIS and State Department websites on International Adoption for information on future developments.
On March 7, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will introduce an exciting new service making it easier for all nonimmigrant visa applicants, to schedule their appointments, obtain information about the visa application process. Please click HERE to learn more about the new nonimmigrant visa application procedures and the introduction of our new Call Center.
Fee payment change for fiancé (K) visa applicants:
As part of a new, expanded system of services for visa applicants applying at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, all fiancé(e) applicants with interview appointments starting from April 1 onward will be required to pay their visa application fees at ACLEDA Bank Plc. before appearing for their visa interview. Please click here to learn more about how to pay the fee.