Immigrant Visas: Family-Based Immigration

Note: The Embassy in Conakry does not process immigrant visas. The US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal handles immigrant visas for citizens and residents of Guinea who qualify for permanent residence in the United States. Please see for more information on the US Embassy Dakar website.

Two groups of family-based immigrant visa categories, immediate relatives and family preference, are provided under the provisions of U.S. immigration law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories  on to learn more about these two categories of immigrant visas, as well as other types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program.

To apply for an immediate relative or family preference immigrant visa, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on  Once you have completed those steps, review the instructions given to you by the National Visa Center (NVC), along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.