USCIS Office of Public Engagement: Updates on Employment Based Visas and Transformation

Dear Stakeholder-

1) USCIS Announces Use of Fiscal Year 2011 Employment-Based Visa Allocations


The Department of State has informed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that all employment-based immigrant visas have been distributed for fiscal year 2011. Every fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th), at least 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants who seek to immigrate based on an offer of employment to the principal applicant. Applicants should note that USCIS will continue accepting adjustment of status applications based on the September visa bulletin through the entire month of September.  Please visit for more information about employment-based immigration. To view the Department of State’s Visa Bulletin, please visit Thank you for your continued interest in USCIS programs.


2) Transformation Updates

The executive summary for the July 27, 2011 engagement on the Deployment of the New Electronic System and a question & answer from the August 22, 2011 Office of Transformation Coordination – AILA Liaison Meeting have recently been posted to the USCIS website. Both can be found under Transformation on the “Notes from Previous Engagements by Topic” webpage.




Office of Public Engagement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services