The National Visa Center (NVC) is a center that is part of the U. Department of State that plays the role of holding United States immigrant visa petitions (as well as Form I-129F petitions for K-1/K-3 visas) approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services until an immigrant visa number becomes available for the petition, at which point it arranges for the visa applicant(s) (the petition beneficiaries) to take the visa interview at a consulate abroad.
A citizen of a foreign country, wishing to enter the U.
S., generally must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence.
Actually, don’t be surprised if they never answer the phone.
Via Post Mail National Visa Center Attn: WC 31 Rochester Avenue, Suite 200 Portsmouth, NH 03801-2915 You may want to use more than once method to make sure the NVC receives your updated information.
The type of visa you must have is defined by immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel.