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Immigrant Classes of Admission

A lawful permanent resident (LPR) or “green card” recipient may live and work anywhere in the United States and may apply to become U.S. citizens if they meet certain eligibility and admissibility requirements. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides several broad classes of admission for foreign nationals to gain LPR status, the largest of which focuses on admitting immigrants for the purpose of family reunification. Other major categories include economic and humanitarian immigrants, as well as immigrants from countries with relatively low levels of immigration to the United States.

Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens

The largest category of new LPRs consists of immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens age 21 and older). Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are not subject to numerical limits and typically account for more than 40 percent of new LPRs annually.

Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
IR1 Spouses, new arrivals
IR6 Spouses, adjustments
CR1 Spouses, new arrivals, conditional
CR6 Spouses, adjustments, conditional
IB1 Spouses, new arrivals, self petitioning
IB6 Spouses, adjustments, self petitioning
IW1 Spouses, widows or widowers, new arrivals
IW6 Spouses, widows or widowers, adjustments
CF1 Spouses, entered as fiance(e), adjustments, conditional
IF1 Spouses, entered as fiance(e), adjustments
IR2 Children, new arrivals
IR7 Children, adjustments
CR2 Children, new arrivals, conditional
CR7 Children, adjustments, conditional
AR1 Children, Amerasian, new arrivals
AR6 Children, Amerasian, adjustments
IB2 Children, new arrivals, self petitioning
IB7 Children, adjustments, self petitioning
IB3 Children of IB1 or IB6, new arrivals
IB8 Children of IB1 or IB6, adjustments
IW2 Children of IW1 or IW6, new arrivals
IW7 Children of IW1 or IW6, adjustments
CF2 Children of CF1, adjustments, conditional
IF2 Children of IF1, adjustments
IH3 Children adopted abroad under the Hague Convention, new arrivals
IH8 Children adopted abroad under the Hague Convention, adjustments
IH4 Children to be adopted under the Hague Convention, new arrivals
IH9 Children to be adopted under the Hague Convention, adjustments
IR3 Orphans adopted abroad, new arrivals
IR8 Orphans adopted abroad, adjustments
IR4 Orphans to be adopted, new arrivals
IR9 Orphans to be adopted, adjustments
IR5 Parents of adult U.S. citizens, new arrivals
IR0 Parents of adult U.S. citizens, adjustments
IB5 Parents battered or abused, of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, self petitioning
IB0 Parents battered or abused, of U.S. citizens, adjustments, self petitioning

Family-sponsored preferences

Family members not included in the immediate relative class of admission may be eligible for immigration under family-sponsored preferences. Categories are organized by priority.

First: Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens and their children
A11 Unmarried Amerasian sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
A16 Unmarried Amerasian sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments
F11 Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
F16 Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments
B11 Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, self petitioning
B16 Unmarried sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, self petitioning
A12 Children of A11 or A16, new arrivals
A17 Children of A11 or A16, adjustments
F12 Children of F11 or F16, new arrivals
F17 Children of F11 or F16, adjustments
B12 Children of B11 or B16, new arrivals
B17 Children of B11 or B16, adjustments

 

Second: Spouses, children, and unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents
F21 Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals
F26 Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments
B21 Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning
B26 Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning
C21 Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional
C26 Spouses of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional
FX1 Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals
FX6 Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments
BX1 Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning
BX6 Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, self petitioning
CX1 Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional
CX6 Spouses of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, conditional
F22 Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals
F27 Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments
B22 Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning
B27 Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning
C23 Children of C21, C22, C26, or C27, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional
C28 Children of C21, C22, C26, or C27, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional
B23 Children of B21, B22, B26, or B27, subject to country limits, new arrivals
B28 Children of B21, B22, B26, or B27, subject to country limits, adjustments
F23 Children of F21, F22, F26, or F27, subject to country limits, new arrivals
F28 Children of F21, F22, F26, or F27, subject to country limits, adjustments
C25 Children of C24 or C29, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional
C20 Children of C24 or C29, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional
B25 Children of B24 or B29, subject to country limits, new arrivals
B20 Children of B24 or B29, subject to country limits, adjustments
F25 Children of F24 or F29, subject to country limits, new arrivals
F20 Children of F24 or F29, subject to country limits, adjustments
C22 Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional
C27 Children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional
FX2 Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals
FX7 Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments
BX2 Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning
BX7 Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, self petitioning
CX3 Children of CX2 or CX7, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional
CX8 Children of CX2 or CX7, exempt from country limits, adjustments, conditional
BX3 Children of BX1, BX2, BX6, or BX7, exempt from country limits, new arrivals
BX8 Children of BX1, BX2, BX6, or BX7, exempt from country limits, adjustments
FX3 Children of FX1, FX2, FX7, or FX8, exempt from country limits, new arrivals
FX8 Children of FX1, FX2, FX7, or FX8, exempt from country limits, adjustments
CX2 Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, new arrivals, conditional
CX7 Children of alien residents, exempt from country limits, adjustments, conditional
F24 Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals
F29 Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments
B24 Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, self petitioning
B29 Unmarried sons/daughters of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, self petitioning
C24 Unmarried children of alien residents, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional
C29 Unmarried children of alien residents, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional

 

Third: Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses and children
A31 Married Amerasian sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
F31 Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
C31 Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, conditional
B31 Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals, self petitioning
A36 Married Amerasian sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments
F36 Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments
C36 Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, conditional
B36 Married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, self petitioning
A32 Spouses of A31 or A36, new arrivals
A37 Spouses of A31 or A36, adjustments
F32 Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
F37 Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments
C32 Spouses of C31 or C36, new arrivals, conditional
C37 Spouses of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments, conditional
B32 Spouses of B31 or B36, new arrivals
B37 Spouses of B31 or B36, adjustments
A33 Children of A31 or A36, subject to country limits, new arrivals
A38 Children of A31 or A36, subject to country limits, adjustments
F33 Children of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
F38 Children of married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens, adjustments
C33 Children of C31 or C36, subject to country limits, new arrivals, conditional
C38 Children of C31 or C36, subject to country limits, adjustments, conditional
B33 Children of B31 or B36, subject to country limits, new arrivals
B38 Children of B31 or B36, subject to country limits, adjustments

 

Fourth: Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens (at least 21 years of age) and their spouses and children
F41 Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
F46 Brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments
F42 Spouses of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
F47 Spouses of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments
F43 Children of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, new arrivals
F48 Children of brothers/sisters of U.S. citizens, adjustments

Employment-based preferences

Those seeking to provide needed skills in the U.S. workforce or invest in new U.S. jobs may be eligible to immigrate under employment-based preferences. Categories are organized by priority.

First: Priority workers
E11 Aliens with extraordinary ability, new arrivals
E16 Aliens with extraordinary ability, adjustments
E12 Outstanding professors or researchers, new arrivals
E17 Outstanding professors or researchers, adjustments
E13 Multinational executives or managers, new arrivals
E18 Multinational executives or managers, adjustments
E14 Spouses of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, new arrivals
E19 Spouses of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, adjustments
E15 Children of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, new arrivals
E10 Children of E11, E12, E13, E16, E17, or E18, adjustments

 

Second: Professionals with advanced degrees or aliens of exceptional ability
E21 Professionals holding advanced degrees, new arrivals
E26 Professionals holding advanced degrees, adjustments
ES1 Soviet scientists, new arrivals
ES6 Soviet scientists, adjustments
E22 Spouses of E21 or E26, new arrivals
E27 Spouses of E21 or E26, adjustments
E23 Children of E21 or E26, new arrivals
E28 Children of E21 or E26, adjustments

 

Third: Skilled workers, professionals, and needed unskilled workers
EX1 Schedule - A worker, new arrivals
EX6 Schedule - A worker, adjustments
E31 Skilled workers, new arrivals
E36 Skilled workers, adjustments
E32 Professionals with baccalaureate degrees, new arrivals
E37 Professionals with baccalaureate degrees, adjustments
EW3 Needed unskilled workers, new arrivals
EW8 Needed unskilled workers, adjustments
EC6 Chinese Student Protection Act (CSPA) principals, adjustments
EX2 Spouses of EX1 or EX6, new arrivals
EX7 Spouses of EX1 or EX6, adjustments
E34 Spouses of E31, E32, E36, or E37, new arrivals
E39 Spouses of E31, E32, E36, or E37, adjustments
EW4 Spouses of EW3 or EW8, new arrivals
EW9 Spouses of EW3 or EW8, adjustments
EC7 Spouses of EC6, adjustments
EX3 Children of EX1 or EX6, new arrivals
EX8 Children of EX1 or EX6, adjustments
E35 Children of E31, E32, E36, or E37, new arrivals
E30 Children of E31, E32, E36, or E37, adjustments
EW5 Children of EW3 or EW8, new arrivals
EW0 Children of EW3 or EW8, adjustments
EC8 Children of EC6, adjustments

 

Fourth: Certain special immigrants
BC1 Broadcast (IBCB of BBG) employees, new arrivals
BC6 Broadcast (IBCG of BBG) employees, adjustments
SD1 Ministers, new arrivals
SD6 Ministers, adjustments
SE1 Employees of U.S. government abroad, new arrivals
SE6 Employees of U.S. government abroad, adjustments
SF1 Former employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government, new arrivals
SF6 Former employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government, adjustments
SG1 Former U.S. government employees in the Panama Canal Zone, new arrivals
SG6 Former U.S. government employees in the Panama Canal Zone, adjustments
SH1 Former employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone government, employed on April 1, 1979, new arrivals
SH6 Former employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone government, employed on April 1, 1979, adjustments
SJ6 Foreign medical school graduate who was licensed to practice in the United States on Jan. 9, 1978, adjustments
SK1 Retired employees of international organizations, new arrivals
SK6 Retired employees of international organizations, adjustments
SK4 Certain surviving spouses of deceased international organization employees, new arrivals
SK9 Certain surviving spouses of deceased international organization employees, adjustments
SL1 Juvenile court dependents, new arrivals
SL6 Juvenile court dependents, adjustments
SN1 Retired NATO-6 civilian employees, new arrivals
SN6 Retired NATO-6 civilian employees, adjustments
SR1 Religious workers, new arrivals
SR6 Religious workers, adjustments
SN4 Certain surviving spouses of deceased NATO-6 civilian employees, new arrivals
SN9 Certain surviving spouses of deceased NATO-6 civilian employees, adjustments
BC2 Spouses of BC1 or BC6, new arrivals
BC7 Spouses of BC1 or BC6, adjustments
SD2 Spouses of SD1 or SD6, new arrivals
SD7 Spouses of SD1 or SD6, adjustments
SE2 Spouses of SE1 or SE6, new arrivals
SE7 Spouses of SE1 or SE6, adjustments
SF2 Spouses or children of SF1 or SF6, new arrivals
SF7 Spouses or children of SF1 or SF6, adjustments
SG2 Spouses or children of SG1 or SG6, new arrivals
SG7 Spouses or children of SG1 or SG6, adjustments
SH2 Spouses or children of SH1 or SH6, new arrivals
SH7 Spouses or children of SH1 or SH6, adjustments
SJ2 Spouses or children of SJ6, new arrivals
SJ7 Spouses or children of SJ6, adjustments
SK2 Spouses of SK1 or SK6, new arrivals
SK7 Spouses of SK1 or SK6, adjustments
SN2 Spouses of SN1 of SN6, new arrivals
SN7 Spouses of SN1 of SN6, adjustments
SR2 Spouses of SR1 or SR6, new arrivals
SR7 Spouses of SR1 or SR6, adjustments
BC3 Children of BC1 or BC6, new arrivals
BC8 Children of BC1 or BC6, adjustments
SD3 Children of SD1 or SD6, new arrivals
SD8 Children of SD1 or SD6, adjustments
SE3 Children of SE1 or SE6, new arrivals
SE8 Children of SE1 or SE6, adjustments
SK3 Certain unmarried children of SK1 or SK6, new arrivals
SK8 Certain unmarried children of SK1 or SK6, adjustments
SR3 Children of SR1 or SR6, new arrivals
SR8 Children of SR1 or SR6, adjustments
SN3 Certain unmarried sons/daughters of SN1 or SN6, new arrivals
SN8 Certain unmarried sons/daughters of SN1 or SN6, adjustments

 

Fifth: Employment creation (investors)
C51 Employment creation, not in targeted area, new arrivals, conditional
C56 Employment creation, not in targeted area, adjustments, conditional
E51 Employment creation, new arrivals
E56 Employment creation, adjustments
I51 Employment creation, targeted area, pilot program, new arrivals, conditional
I56 Employment creation, targeted area, pilot program, adjustments, conditional
T51 Employment creation, targeted area, new arrivals, conditional
T56 Employment creation, targeted area, adjustments, conditional
R51 Investor pilot program, not targeted, new arrivals, conditional
R56 Investor pilot program, not targeted, adjustments, conditional
C52 Spouses of C51 or C56, new arrivals, conditional
C57 Spouses of C51 or C56, adjustments, conditional
E52 Spouses of E51 or E56, new arrivals
E57 Spouses of E51 or E56, adjustments
I52 Spouses of I51 or I56, new arrivals, conditional
I57 Spouses of I51 or I56, adjustments, conditional
T52 Spouses of T51 or T56, new arrivals, conditional
T57 Spouses of T51 or T56, adjustments, conditional
R52 Spouses of R51 or R56, new arrivals, conditional
R57 Spouses of R51 or R56, adjustments, conditional
C53 Children of C51 or C56, new arrivals, conditional
C58 Children of C51 or C56, adjustments, conditional
E53 Children of E51 or E56, new arrivals
E58 Children of E51 or E56, adjustments
I53 Children of I51 or I56, new arrivals, conditional
I58 Children of I51 or I56, adjustments, conditional
T53 Children of T51 or T56, new arrivals, conditional
T58 Children of T51 or T56, adjustments, conditional
R53 Children of R51 or R56, new arrivals, conditional
R58 Children of R51 or R56, adjustments, conditional

Refugees and Asylees

The United States provides refuge to persons who have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution through two programs: a refugee program for persons outside the United States and their immediate relatives, and an asylum program for persons in the United States and their immediate relatives.

Refugees
CU6 Cuban refugees (P.L. 89-732 of 1966)
CU7 Non-Cuban spouses or children of Cuban refugees
IC6 Indochinese refugees (P.L. 95-145 of 1977)
IC7 Spouses or children of Indochinese refugees not qualified as refugees on their own
R86 Refugee parolees (P.L. 95-412 of 1978)
M83 Refugee escapees previously admitted for lawful permanent resident status, adjustments
Y64 Refugees in the United States prior to July 1, 1953, adjustments
RE6 Other refugees (P.L. 96-212 Refugee Act of 1980)
RE7 Spouses of RE6
RE8 Children of RE6
RE9 Other relatives

 

Asylees
AS6 Asylees
GA6 Iraqi asylees
SY6 Syrian asylees
AS7 Spouses of AS6
GA7 Spouses of GA6
SY7 Spouses of SY6
AS8 Children of AS6
GA8 Children of GA6
SY8 Children of SY6

Diversity

Those who seek to immigrate to the United States from countries with relatively low levels of immigration may be eligible to seek immigration under the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.

Diversity
DV1 Principals, new arrivals
DV6 Principals, adjustments
DV2 Spouses of DV1 or DV6, new arrivals
DV7 Spouses of DV1 or DV6, adjustments
DV3 Children of DV1 or DV6, new arrivals
DV8 Children of DV1 or DV6, adjustments

Other

Remaining admission categories are generally limited to persons admitted under special legislation.

Parolees
PH6 Parolees, Polish/Hungarian
LA6 Parolees, Soviet/Indochinese
ID6 Parolees, Indochinese
M93 Parolees, Hungarian previously admitted for lawful permanent resident status
NA3 Children born abroad to alien residents

 

Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA Section 202, P.L. 105-100)
NC6 Principals
NC7 Spouses of NC6
NC8 Children of NC6
NC9 Unmarried sons/daughters of NC6

 

Cancellation of removal
Z13 Sec. 244, P.L. 89-236, subject to 4,000 annual limit
Z14 Battered spouses or children (Violence Against Women Act), P.L. 103-322 of 1994, subject to 4,000 annual limit
Z15 Salvadoran, Guatemalan and former Soviet bloc country nationals (NACARA Section 203, P.L. 105-100 of 1997)
Z56 Crewmen who entered on or before June 30, 1964 and are immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or special immigrants
Z57 Crewmen who entered on or before June 30, 1964 and are preference or non-preference immigrants
Z11 Preference or non-preference immigrants (other than crewmen)

 

Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA, P.L. 105-277)
HA6 Haitian asylum applicants
HB6 Haitian parolees
HC6 Haitian children without parents
HD6 Haitian children orphaned in the United States
HE6 Haitian children abandoned by parents
HA7 Spouses of HA6
HB7 Spouses of HB6
HC7 Spouses of HC6
HD7 Spouses of HD6
HE7 Spouses of HE6
HA8 Children of HA6
HB8 Children of HB6
HC8 Children of HC6
HD8 Children of HD6
HE8 Children of HE6
HA9 Unmarried sons/daughters of HA6
HB9 Unmarried sons/daughters of HB6
HC9 Unmarried sons/daughters of HC6
HD9 Unmarried sons/daughters of HD6
HE9 Unmarried sons/daughters of HE6

 

IRCA legalization
W16 Entered without inspection before 1/1/82
W26 Entered as nonimmigrant and overstayed visa before 1/1/82
W36 Blanket enforced voluntary departure (EVD) group
S16 Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW), worked at least 90 days during each year ending May 1, 1984, 1985, and 1986
S26 Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW), worked at least 90 days during the year ending on May 1, 1986

 

IRCA legalization dependents
LB1 Spouses of legalized aliens, new arrivals
CB1 Spouses of legalized aliens, new arrivals, conditional
LB6 Spouses of legalized aliens, adjustments
CB6 Spouses of legalized aliens, adjustments, conditional
LB2 Children of LB1 or LB6, new arrivals
CB2 Children of CB1 or CB6, new arrivals, conditional
LB7 Children of LB1 or LB6, adjustments
CB7 Children of CB1 or CB6, adjustments, conditional

 

Other classes
AA1 Natives of certain adversely affected foreign states, new arrivals
AA6 Natives of certain adversely affected foreign states, adjustments
AA2 Spouses of AA1 or AA6, new arrivals
AA7 Spouses of AA1 or AA6, adjustments
AA3 Children of AA1 or AA6, new arrivals
AA8 Children of AA1 or AA6, adjustments
AM1 Amerasians, born in Vietnam between 1/1/62-1/1/76, new arrivals
AM6 Amerasians, born in Vietnam between 1/1/62-1/1/76, adjustments
AM2 Spouses or children of AM1 or AM6, new arrivals
AM7 Spouses or children of AM1 or AM6, adjustments
AM3 Mothers, guardians, or next of kin of AM1 or AM6, new arrivals
AM8 Mothers, guardians, or next of kin of AM1 or AM6, adjustments
DS1 Individuals born under diplomatic status, adjustments,
HH6 Parolees adjusting under the Help HAITI Act of 2010, adjustments
HK1 Hong Kong business employees, new arrivals
HK6 Hong Kong business employees, adjustments
HK2 Spouses of HK1 or HK6, new arrivals
HK7 Spouses of HK1 or HK6, adjustments
HK3 Children of HK1 or HK6, new arrivals
HK8 Children of HK1 or HK6, adjustments
CH6 Cuban Haitian entrants, adjustments (P.L. 99-603)
S13 American Indians born in Canada, new arrivals
DT1 Natives of Tibet who continuously resided in Nepal or India (Displaced Tibetan), new arrivals
DT6 Natives of Tibet who continuously resided in Nepal or India (Displaced Tibetan), adjustments
DT2 Spouses of DT1 or DT6, new arrivals
DT7 Spouses of DT1 or DT6, adjustments
DT3 Children of DT1 or DT6, new arrivals
DT8 Children of DT1 or DT6, adjustments
MR0 Parents of U.S. citizens presumed to be lawful permanent resident aliens - Northern Mariana Islands, adjustments
MR6 Spouses of U.S. citizens presumed to be lawful permanent resident aliens - Northern Mariana Islands, adjustments
MR7 Children of U.S. citizens presumed to be lawful permanent resident aliens - Northern Mariana Islands, adjustments
NP8 Alien who filed and was qualified with investor status prior to June 1, 1978
NP9 Spouses or children of NP8, adjustments
RN6 Certain former H1 nonimmigrant registered nurses, adjustments
RN7 Spouses or children of RN6, adjustments
SC1 Lost citizenship through marriage, new arrivals
SC6 Lost citizenship through marriage, adjustments
SC2 Lost citizenship through serving in foreign armed forces, new arrivals
SC7 Lost citizenship through serving in foreign armed forces, adjustments
SI1 Special immigrant interpreters who are nationals of Iraq or Afghanistan, new arrivals
SI6 Special immigrant interpreters who are nationals of Iraq or Afghanistan, adjustments
SI2 Spouses of SI1 or SI6, new arrivals
SI7 Spouses of SI1 or SI6, adjustments
SI3 Children of SI1 or SI6, new arrivals
SI8 Children of SI1 or SI6, adjustments
SM1 U.S. Armed Forces personnel, service (12 years) after 10/1/91, new arrivals
SM6 U.S. Armed Forces personnel, service (12 years) after 10/1/91, adjustments
SM4 U.S. Armed Forces personnel, service (12 years) by 10/91, new arrivals
SM9 U.S. Armed Forces personnel, service (12 years) by 10/91, adjustments
SM2 Spouses of SM1 or SM6, new arrivals
SM7 Spouses of SM1 or SM6, adjustments
SM5 Spouses or children of SM4 or SM9, new arrivals
SM0 Spouses or children of SM4 or SM9, adjustments
SM3 Children of SM1 or SM6, new arrivals
SM8 Children of SM1 or SM6, adjustments
SQ1 Certain Iraqis and Afghans employed by U.S. Government, new arrivals
SQ6 Certain Iraqis and Afghans employed by U.S. Government, adjustments
SQ2 Spouses of SQ1 or SQ6, new arrivals
SQ7 Spouses of SQ1 or SQ6, adjustments
SQ3 Children of SQ1 or SQ6, new arrivals
SQ8 Children of SQ1 or SQ6, adjustments
ST6 Adjustment of T1 nonimmigrant
ST7 Adjustment of T2 nonimmigrant
ST8 Adjustment of T3 nonimmigrant
ST0 Adjustment of T4 nonimmigrant
ST9 Adjustment of T5 nonimmigrant
SU2 Spouses of SU6, new arrivals
SU3 Children of SU6, new arrivals
SU5 Parents of SU6, new arrivals
SU6 Adjustment of U1 nonimmigrant
SU7 Adjustment of U2 nonimmigrant
SU8 Adjustment of U3 nonimmigrant
SU0 Adjustment of U4 nonimmigrant
SU9 Adjustment of U5 nonimmigrant
W46 Late amnesty applicants (Immigration Reform and Control Act)
XB3 Presumed lawfully admitted for permanent residence
XA3 Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's non-quota visa, new arrivals
XE3 Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's employment-based preference visa, new arrivals
XF3 Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's family-sponsored preference visa, new arrivals
XR3 Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's immediate relative of U.S. citizen visa, new arrivals
XN3 Children born subsequent to issuance of parent's visa other, new arrivals
Z43 Private bill, adjustments
Z33 Entered before 7/1/24, Section 249, P.L. 89-236, adjustments
Z03 Entered 7/1/24-6/28/40, Section 249, P.L. 89-236, adjustments
Z66 Entered 6/29/40-1/1/72, Section 249, P.L. 89-236, adjustments
Z83 Foreign government official who is immediate relative of U.S. citizen or special immigrant

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: April 7, 2017

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