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Immigrant Visas
The chart below contains different purposes for immigrating to the United States, and the related immigrant visa categories for which information is available on this website.
Select a visa category below to learn more

Immediate Relative & Family Sponsored

Spouse of a U.S. Citizen  -  IR1, CR1

Spouse of a U.S. Citizen awaiting approval of an I-130 immigrant petition  -  K-3 *

Fiancé(e) to marry U.S. Citizen & live in U.S.  -  K-1 *

Intercountry Adoption of Orphan Children by U.S. Citizens  -  IR3, IH3, IR4, IH4

Certain Family Members of U.S. Citizens  -  IR2, CR2, IR5, F1, F3, F4

Certain Family Members of Lawful Permanent Residents  -  F2A, F2B


Employer Sponsored – Employment


Employment-Based Immigrants, including  (preference group):

  • Priority workers [First]

  • Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees and Persons of Exceptional Ability [Second]

  • Professionals and Other Workers [Third]

  • Employment Creation/Investors [Fifth]

  • Certain Special Immigrants: [Fourth]

E3, EW3
C5, T5, R5, I5
S (many**)

Religious Workers  -  SD, SR

Iraqi and Afghan Translators/Interpreters  -  SI 

Iraqis Who Worked for/on Behalf of the U.S. Government  -  SQ

Afghans Who Worked for/on Behalf of the U.S. Government  -  SQ


Other Immigrants


Diversity Immigrant Visa  -  DV

Returning Resident  -  SB


The information on this site is not intended to be legal advice. 

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