USCIS Indicates that there are High Numbers of Employment Based Visas Available

Washington, D.C., March 28, 2022: USCIS notes in its website that here are an exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available this fiscal year (October 2021 through September 2022).

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, USCIS is attempting to use all these visa numbers.

There are many more visas available in the first (priority workers) and second (workers with advanced degrees or of exceptional ability) employment-based categories than pending adjustment of status applications pending with USCIS.

If you are eligible, USCIS is encouraging applicants to consider applying in the first or second employment-based preference categories.

If you have a pending adjustment of status application based in the third employment-based preference category but also have a pending or approved petition and an available visa in the second employment-based preference category, USCIS strongly encourages applicants to request that USCIS “transfer the underlying basis” of your pending application to the second employment-based preference category.

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