U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services encourages eligible applicants to consider requesting to transfer the underlying basis of their adjustment of status application to the first or second employment-based preference categories. There is an exceptionally high number of employment-based immigrant visas available in these categories during this fiscal year. For this fiscal year, the overall employment-based annual limit is twice as high as usual because that limit includes all unused family-sponsored visa numbers from fiscal year 2021. Any visas not required in the fifth employment-based preference category are made available in the first employment-based preference category, and any visas not required in the first employment-based preference category are made available in the second employment-based preference category.
Posted in: Immigration
posted on: February 25, 2022