U.S. VISA AVAILABILITY IN APRIL 2014

For Pakistan, Bangla Desh & India

Compiled by: Hasan Chishti

 

FAMILY SPONSORED PREFERENCES Pakistan/Bangla Desh India

 

1 st Unmarried sons & daughters

of U.S. Citizens    Feb., 22, 2007 Feb., 22, 2007

 

2-A Spouses and unmarried

children of permanent residents Sept., 8, 2013 Sept., 8, 2013

 

2-B Unmarried sons & daughters (21 years

of age or older) of permanent residents Oct., 22, 2006 Oct., 22, 2006

 

3 rd Married sons & daughters

of U.S. citizens July 15, 2003 July 15, 2003

 

4 th Brothers & sisters of adult U.S

citizens Nov, 22, 2001 Nov., 22 , 2001

 

EMPLOYMENT BASED CATEGORY

 

1 st Priority workers Current Current

 

2 nd Members of the professions holding

advanced degree or persons of

exceptional ability Current Nov. 15, 2004

3 rd Skilled workers Oct., 1, 2012 Sept, 15, 2003

Other workers Oct. 1, 2012 Sept. 15, 2003

 

4 th Certain special immigrants Current Current

Certain religious workers Current Current

5th Employment creation

Targeted Employment Areas/ Current Current

Regional Centers and

Pilot Programs

 

UNLIMITED FAMILY-BASED

 

Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens (IR): The spouse, widow(er) and unmarried children under 21 of a U.S. citizen, and the parent of a U.S. citizen who is 21 or older.

 

Returning Residents (SB): Immigrants who lived in the United States previously as lawful permanent residents and are returning to live in the U.S. after a temporary visit of more than one year abroad.