The visa application process requires several exchanges of correspondence between the National Visa Center (NVC) and the parties to each petition.
The NVC recommends electronic mail (e-mail) as the fastest and most reliable way to communicate. To establish e-mail communication, an applicant, agent, or petitioner can simply send a request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The message must include:
The NVC will then stop sending paper letters and instead send e-mail messages to the e-mail address(es) provided in the request.
E-Mail communication and other information technologies are now being integrated to eventually achieve an entirely paperless immigrant visa application process.
New paperless processes which may be available or required for your immigrant visa case include being able to submit all correspondence to the NVC by e-mail with required documents and forms scanned and e-mailed to the NVC as attachments called Electronic Processing.
At this time, the availability of Electronic Processing is limited to certain selected U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
Click on the Embassy/Consulate name for further instructions: