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Infographic: The Wait for Visas to Come to America

Applying for permanent residence in the United States can be quite a complicated process and each year the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) limits the number of visas available.

These limits currently stand at 226,000 for family-sponsored visas and 140,000 for employment-related authorizations. Also, each month, the government announces wait times for visa applications, which vary based on the type of visa sought, the number of visas available, and the applicant’s current citizenship.

Additionally, the wait could be even longer if you come from countries deemed “oversubscribed,” such as the Philippines, Mexico, India, and China. For more information and legal assistance on immigration-related issues, speak with an experienced Columbus immigration attorney. 

The wait to come to America
Wait times for various visa applications.

For more information, visit the National Visa Center.

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