Immigrant Visa Preference Categories

When reading the Visa Bulletin, information about the following visa categories are provided: 
 
 

FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES

First (F1):  Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens.   

Second (F2A): Spouses and Children (under 21 years of age) of Permanent Residents.   

Second (F2B): Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents.

Third (F3): Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens.

Fourth:(F4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens.

 
 

EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES

First (EB1): Priority Workers. 

Second (EB2): Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.

Third (EB3): Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers.

Fourth (EB4): Certain Special Immigrants.

Fifth (EB5): Employment Creation, generally known as Investor Visa holder 

 
 
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