The following figures have been compiled from the NVC report submitted to the Department on November 1, 2014, and show the number of immigrant visa applicants on the waiting list in the various preferences and subcategories subject to numerical limit.
All figures reflect persons
registered under each respective numerical limitation, i.e., the totals represent not only principal
applicants or petition beneficiaries, but their spouses and children entitled to derivative status
under INA 203(d) as well.
Immigrant Waiting List
The five countries with the highest number of Employment
based waiting list registrants are
listed below; together these represent
of the total.
This list includes all countries with at
persons on the waiting list.
country limit in INA 202 sets an annual
maximum on the amount of Employment preference visas which may be issued to applicants
from any one country;
country limit will be
It is important to note that
of all Employment preference immigrants
as adjustment of status cases at CIS office
Cases pending with CIS
are not counted in the consular waiting list tally.
Therefore, in several
Employment categories the waiting list totals significantly
The Employment waiting list counts not only prospective workers, but also
their spouses and children entitled under the law to derivative preference status.