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USA Non-Immigrant Visas

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Immigrant Visas

A. Family-Based Immigration

Immediate Relatives (IR) Spouses of US citizens (USCs), unmarried children under 21 years of age of USCs , and parents of USCs.
Note: A USC must be over the age of 21 to petition for his/her parent
First Preference (F1) Unmarried sons or daughters over 21 years of age of US Citizen
Second Preference (F2A) Spouses and minor children of Legal Permanent Resident
Second Preference (F2B) Unmarried sons or daughters over 21 years of age of Legal Permanent Resident
Third Preference (F3) Married sons or daughters of US Citizen
Fourth Preference (F4) Brothers or sisters of US Citizen


B. Employment-Based Immigration

First Preference (EB1) Aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education,
business, or athletics
Outstanding professors or researchers
Certain managers and executives transferred to the United
States to work for their foreign employer or a U.S. affiliate subsidiary firm.
Second Preference (EB2) Aliens of exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business.
Members of the professions, if they hold an advanced degree (or the equivalent).
Third Preference (EB3) Professionals with bachelor's degrees
Skilled workers (minimum two years training and experience)
Unskilled workers
Fourth Preference (EB4) Certain Special Immigrants (Religious Workers)
Fifth Preference (EB5) Alien entrepreneurs whose new commercial enterprises will directly create 10 or more new jobs in the U.S.; 3,000 visas
reserved for investors in targeted employment areas and
300 for Immigrant Investor Pilot Program.

A priority date is the date on which a family based immigrant visa petition is filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or - in the case of an employment based petition supported by labor certification - the date on which labor certification is approved.The Visa Bulletin offers valuable information about immigration. ...This site is managed by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State at