Monday, December 22, 2014

Annual Report of Immigrant Visa Applicants in the EB Category registered at NVC as of November 1, 2014

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.

Employment Immigrant Waiting List By Country

The five countries with the highest number of Employment - based waiting list registrants are listed below; together these represent 82.7 % of the total. This list includes all countries with at least 2,500 persons on the waiting list. (The per - 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; the FY 2015 per - country limit will be approximately 10, 080)

It is important to note that eighty - six percent of all Employment preference immigrants were processed as adjustment of status cases at CIS office s during FY 2014 . Cases pending with CIS are not counted in the consular waiting list tally.

Therefore, in several Employment categories the waiting list totals significantly understate real immigrant demand. The Employment waiting list counts not only prospective workers, but also their spouses and children entitled under the law to derivative preference status.

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