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RVing message boards => Visitors to the USA => Topic started by: Tom on January 09, 2016, 07:51:11 AM

Title: Visa stats
Post by: Tom on January 09, 2016, 07:51:11 AM
We occasionally see questions/comments from folks planning/hoping to immigrate to the USA, some intending to take "long" trips around the country, and some hoping to live (permanently) & work here. We (I) usually refer folks to the immigration rules/guidelines and/or provide links to official sources; See the stickies and other topics on this board.

Less obvious to some folks are the visa allocations. I stumbled on these stats (http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/Immigrant-Statistics/WaitingListItem.pdf) on the CPB web site. This report is specifically for family-sponsored and employment-based preference categories. Note the large numbers on the waiting lists, and the resulting long wait times.