Immigrating to the United States to live permanently is an important, and complex decision. The U.S. Department of State website provides information to help foreign citizens desiring to permanently immigrate to determine the visas, requirements, and related materials they will need to apply to immigrate to the United States.
For more information on who can immigrate to the U.S., please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
IMMIGRANT VISA CHANGES.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT IMMIGRANT VISAS.
Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee.
Here's the link to USCIS website that has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions: www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-immigrant-fee