Daily Archives: February 8, 2017


    Some categories of immigrants are subject to a quota. When an application falls within a quota category, a prediction of the time until one’s visa will become available can alleviate some of the anxiety in waiting. Supply and demand within a given visa category and per-country limits vary the wait time for individual applicants.  Once immigration to the United States is determined to be possible, wait time can be estimated by viewing the “Visa Bulletin.”  This bulletin is currently available on the State Department Website.   Understanding the bulletin   (1) First, determine the category of concern: the bulletin below examples the Family Sponsored Preference categories.     Family-Sponsored Preferences:   First: (F1) Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens: the maximum amount of visas allotted are 23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.   Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents:  114,200, plus […]

Introduction to the Visa Bulletin