TO RESIDE PERMANENTLY
The United States is a nation of immigrants and largely remains such after all these years. Hundreds of thousands come to the U.S. annually to reside.
Immigrant visas are for those seeking permanent residence in the United States, based on certain categories of family relationship with U. S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, or offers of employment.
By U.S. Immigration law, immigrants to the United States are divided into two general categories: those who may obtain Legal Permanent Resident status without numerical limitation, and those who are restricted by an annual limitation on the number of persons who may enter as permanent residents. The second category of immigrants is further divided into family-sponsored immigrants, employment-based immigrants and diversity immigrants. Non-numerically limited immigrants include the immediate relatives of United States citizens (the spouse or minor children of a U.S. citizen, or the parent of a U.S. citizen, if the US. citizen is over 21 years old) and returning residents (immigrants who have previously lived in the United States as Legal Permanent Residents, who have been forced to remain abroad for more than one year by circumstances beyond their control).
This section provides information for individuals who are planning to permanently resettle in the United States. It includes the following categories: family sponsored immigrants, employment based immigrants, diversity immigrants, and fiancé(e)s visas (K1).
|Priority Dates - MAY 2013|
|F1||son/daughter over 21 of US citizen||01APR06|
|F2A||spouse or child of Legal Permanent Resident||01MAR11|
|F2B||son/daughter over 21 of Legal Permanent Resident||15MAY05|
|F3||married son/daughter of US citizen||08AUG02|
|F4||brother /sister of US citizen||01MAY01|
|E1/E2||employment first/second preference||CURRENT|
|E3||employment third preference||01DEC07|
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Immigrant Visas - Contact
Immigrant visa interviews and inquiries in person are by appointment only.
For Immigrant Visa applications, Immigrant Visa Petitions, Diversity Visa Program and Diversity Visa applications, K or Fiancé(e) Visas, Returning Resident Status, Transportation Letters for Lawful Permanent Residents and Immigrant Visa waivers, please contact the Immigrant Visa unit:
+381 11 706 4000
RIGHTS & PROTECTIONS PAMPHLET
If you are a spouse or fiance(e) of a U.S. Citizen, or spouse of a Lawful Permanent Resident, please read the Rights and Protections pamphlet before your visa interview to learn about your rights in the United States relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and protection available to you. The consular officer will verbally summarize the pamphlet to you during your interview.