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Immigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum does not accept Immigrant Visa petitions. 

Petitioners residing overseas in countries where USCIS does not have a public counter presence like Sudan are required to file their Form I-130 by mail with the USCIS Chicago lockbox.   The Form I-130 must be filed with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox at one of the addresses below:

USCIS Chicago Lockbox addresses for regular mail deliveries:
P.O. Box 804625
Chicago, IL 60680-4107

USCIS Chicago Lockbox address for express mail and courier deliveries:
Attn: I-130
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

For additional information about how to file a Form I-130 with the USCIS Chicago lockbox, please see the USCIS website at or contact USCIS by phone at 1-800-375-5283.

Immigrant Visa Processing

For purposes of processing immigrant visa applications, Sudan is considered to be within the consular district of U.S. Embassy Cairo.

 Immigrant for Your Sudanese Spouse or Fiancé


If you are an American citizen you have two ways to bring your foreign spouse (husband or wife) to the United States to live. They are

  • Immigrant visa for a Spouse of a U.S. Citizen (IR1 or CR1) - An immigrant Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130 is required.
  • Nonimmigrant visa for spouse (K-3) - It is important to note that application for the nonimmigrant visa for spouse (K-3) who married a U.S. citizen must be filed and the visa must be issued in the country where the marriage took place. After the visa process has been completed, and the visa is issued, the spouse can travel to the United States to wait for the processing of the immigrant visa case. Two petitions are required:
    • Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130; and
    • Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), Form I-129F


If you are an American citizen, you may bring your fiancé(e) to the United States to marry; and live here.

Nonimmigrant visa for fiancé(e) (K-1)- To travel to the United States for marriage. An I-129F fiancé(e) petition is required.

Immigrant Visa for a Spouse (IR1 or CR1)
Nonimmigrant Visa for a Spouse (K-3)
Nonimmigrant Visa for a Fiancé(e) (K-1)

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