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Immigrant Visa Services

General Information

The consular section of the U. S. Embassy in Skopje provides immigrant visa services for eligible residents of Kosovo seeking visas for permanent residence in the United States.  It also serves U.S. citizens who are adopting children from these regions. Visit their webpage for additional information. DNA testing information is also available here.

Medical examination information can be found here.

For a complete step-by-step overview of the immigrant visa process, please review the Immigrant Visa Process website.

Follow the guidance here if you have lost/stolen U.S. travel documentation, including a visa or green card.

Detailed information on the availability of immigrant visa numbers can be found in the Visa Bulletin.

Filing Petitions for Relatives to Immigrate:

If you are a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident intending to file a petition for your family member to immigrate, please follow the instructions at  Petitioners residing in Kosovo must submit their petition and fees to the USCIS Chicago lockbox. Overseas petitioners filing with the lockbox should expect processing times similar to petitions filed domestically, which currently stand at five months.

Individuals who must file Form I-130 at the Chicago lockbox should use the addresses provided in the revised form instructions, also available on

For U.S. Postal Service:

P.O. Box 804625
Chicago, IL 60680-4107

For express mail and courier deliveries:

Attn: I-130
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Individuals with questions or concerns should contact the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. 

Already a Permanent Resident?  Recently Issued an Immigrant Visa?

Please ensure you have read and understands your rights and responsibilities:

- International Travel as a Permanent Resident

Continuous and Physical Presence Requirements

- Welcome Guide for New Immigrants

- Maintaining Residence Status

- Rights and Responsibilities

- Tax Information for Residents



  • Effective March 26, 2015, a new version of USCIS Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status, will be implemented worldwide. Form I-407 can be downloaded from the USCIS website at If you intend to file this form in U.S Embassy Pristina please go to ACS appointment form and make notary appointment, read instructions on the USCIS website prior to the appointment.