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Dept. of State clarifies how embassies and consulates are prioritizing immigrant visa applications

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | Aug 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

On August 30, Dept. of State issued the following update on which immigrant categories are prioritized.

  • Tier One: Immediate relative intercountry adoption visas, age-out cases (cases where the applicant will soon no longer qualify due to their age), certain Special Immigrant Visas (SQ and SI for Afghan and Iraqi nationals working with the U.S. government), and emergency cases as determined on a case-by-case basis.

  • Tier Two:  Immediate relative visas; fiancé(e) visas; and returning resident visas

  • Tier Three: Family preference immigrant visas and SE Special Immigrant Visas for certain employees of the U.S. government abroad

  • Tier Four: All other immigrant visas, including employment preference and diversity visas

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Marcin Muszynski is an attorney who practices only immigration law. His law offices represent clients in all immigration matters, specifically in green card applications, work visas and defense from removal and deportations.  Mr. Muszynski also represents detained clients.  Whether you are an ind...

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