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Immigrant Visa – Immigration Statistics

The US Department of State has published data regarding the number of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas that were issued in the past four fiscal years. Below you will find the data in graph form, showing the trends for each indicated US visa.

Worldwide Immigrant Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of immigrant visas issued worldwide.
  • Generally, immigrant visas are sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative (s), US green card holder, or by employer.
  • Immediate relative and family sponsored visa category
  • Employer sponsored visa category
  • Special immigrant visa category

To find out more about U.S Visas, please click on US Visas

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Worldwide Non – Immigrant Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of nonimmigrant visas issued worldwide.
  • Nonimmigrant visa allows non U.S. citizens or permanent residents to enter the United States for limited period of time.
  • Generally, nonimmigrant visas are issued based on individuals having no intention on staying permanently in the U.S.

To find out more about the the various non-immigrant visas, click on US Visas

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B1 and B2 Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of B1 and B2 visas issued according to the year.
  • B1 visa is nonimmigrant visa is for persons desiring to enter the U.S. temporarily for business.
  • B2 visa is nonimmigrant visa is for tourist pleasure or medical treatment visit.

To find out more about the B1 business visitor visa, click on B1 Visa To find out more about the B2 tourist visitor visa, click on B2 Visa

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F1 Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of F1 visas issued a according to the year.
  • The F1 visa is for nonimmigrants wishing to come to the United States to seek out academic studies and/or language training programs.

To find out more about the F1 student visa, click on F1 Visa

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M1 Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of M1 visas issued according to the year.
  • The M1 visa is nonimmigrant visa issued to students enrolled in non-academic or vocational study.
  • Examples of vocational studies include mechanical studies, technical studies, cooking classes, a language program, flight school or cosmetology program


To find out more about the M1 student visa, click on M1 Visa

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J1 Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of J1 visas issued according to the year.
  • The J1 visa is issued to individuals to enter the U.S. for a temporary period.
  • J1 visa applies to these served capacities: teacher, professor or research scholar; short-term scholar; trainee or intern; secondary-school teacher, college or university student; nonacademic specialist; foreign physician; camp counselor; au pair; or summer student in a travel/work program.
  • The multifaceted programs under J1 visa enables foreign nationals to come to the U.S. to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills or receive on the job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years.

To find out more about the J1 visa, click on J1 Visa

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H1B Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of H1B visas issued according to the year.
  • The H1B visa is used by foreign professionals who are sponsored by a U.S. employer to work in a specialty occupation in the U.S.
  • An H-1B visa is generally valid for three years and can be extended for an additional three-year period.

To find out more about the H1Bwork visa, click on H1B Visa

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H2A Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of H2A visas issued according to the year.
  • The H2A visa program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs for which U.S. workers are not available.
  • H2A nonimmigrant classification applies to foreigners seeking to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature in the United States on a temporary basis.
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H2B Visas Approved

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  • Chart represents the number of H2B visas issued according to the year.
  • The H2B visa is one of the only visa categories that authorizes unskilled laborers to work in the U.S. For this reason, this category is highly in-demand for individuals who may not be eligible to apply for any other U.S. visa.
  • Many U.S. employers rely on H2B visa program to fill temporary or seasonal needs that would be impossible to fill with U.S. workers.
  • Employer sponsored visa category
  • Special immigrant visa category

To find out more about the H2B visa, click on H2B Visa

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Comparative Study

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