How to immigrate to the USA has always been the most asked question for a lot of people
as immigration to the US has always been a dream for a lot of people around the world. those who are looking for a fresh start and a better life quality.
Diversity Immigrant Visa DV
The easiest and most known way to immigrate to the US is the Diversity immigration program which offers 55000 visas yearly
All that you need to apply is a few minutes to fill online application and photo
The application opens yearly in October for a month and the result announcement in May
Diversity visa official website to apply and check results
The below tables contain different purposes for immigrating to the United States of America and the related immigrant visa categories
Immediate Relative & Family Sponsored USA visa
|Spouse of a U.S. Citizen||IR1, CR1|
|Spouse of a U.S. Citizen awaiting approval of an I-130 immigrant petition||K-3 *|
|Fiancé(e) to marry U.S. Citizen & live in U.S.||K-1 *|
|Intercountry Adoption of Orphan Children by U.S. Citizens||IR3, IH3, IR4, IH4|
|Certain Family Members of U.S. Citizens||IR2, CR2, IR5, F1, F3, F4|
|Certain Family Members of Lawful Permanent Residents||F2A, F2B|
So let’s summarize above table in a few words; Starting a family with American by Marriage (including same-sex marriage), adoption or having existing American family
Employer-Sponsored – Employment USA visa
Employment-Based Immigrants, including (preference group):
|Priority workers [First]||E1|
|Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees and Persons of Exceptional Ability [Second]||E2|
|Professionals and Other Workers [Third]||E3, EW3|
|Employment Creation/Investors [Fifth]||C5, T5, R5, I5|
|Certain Special Immigrants: [Fourth]||S (many**)|
Religious Workers SD, SR Visa
Iraqi and Afghan Translators/Interpreters SI visa
Iraqis and Afghans Who Worked for/on behalf of the U.S. Government SQ
Returning Resident SB
*K Visas – Listed with immigrant visas because they are for immigration-related purposes.
About this Table – This chart is a list of many immigrant visa categories, but not every immigrant visa category.
Refer to the Foreign Affairs Manual, 9 FAM 502.1 for a listing of all immigrant visa categories.