What are Immigrant Visas?

An immigrant visa is a visa issued to a person who intends to come to live and work permanently in the United States. Petitions for this type of visa type falls under two major categories:

Family-Based Visas

Family-based petitions allow for individuals in the United States (a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident) to sponsor family members to immigrate to the United States.

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Employment-Based Visas

Immigrant visas based on job offer, employment, trade or investment.

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