Every fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th), approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants under the provisions of U.S. immigration law. Employment based immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories. Certain spouses and children may accompany or follow-to-join employment-based immigrants.

Please be aware that the Immigrant Visa Section cannot provide transportation boarding letters without advance notice.  We are required to verify your legal status with the Department of Homeland Security prior to issuance.  Therefore, please contact the Immigrant Visa Section as far in advance of your travel as possible.