There are two programs through which Amerasians may apply to immigrate to the United States—the Amerasian Immigration Act and the Amerasian Homecoming Act.
In order to qualify for immigration under the Amerasian Immigration Act, applicants must have been born in Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam after December 31, 1950, and before October 22, 1982, and have been fathered by a U.S. citizen. Information on how to apply for a visa through the Amerasian Immigration Act, including filing a petition, can be found here.
In order to qualify for immigration under the Amerasian Homecoming Act, applicants must have been born in Vietnam after January 1, 1962 and before January 1, 1976 and have been fathered by a U.S. citizen. Individuals who believe they meet this definition and who wish to be considered for immigration into the United States should submit the following items to the Consulate, including an English translation of each document.
- A typed letter to our office stating the full name of the prospective Amerasian; the date and place of birth of the prospective Amerasian; the permanent address and contact information, including phone number, of the prospective Amerasian; and a detailed explanation explaining why the applicant believes he/she is an Amerasian (Please also include copies of any evidence, if applicable).
- Copies of birth certificate and ID card.
- A visa photo (5cm x 5cm) taken within the last six months.
The above-mentioned documents should be submitted through our website. Please note: Any submissions not containing each of the three items listed above, including English translations, will not be reviewed. If you do not submit all the required documents, you may not receive a response from the U.S. Consulate.
There is no fee to apply for an Amerasian visa.