Generally, there are three types of immigrant visa categories that can lead to permanent residence and resettlement in the U.S.:
- Family Sponsored
- Employer Sponsored (not discussed in detail here), and
- Humanitarian (discussed above in the asylum and refugee sections of this document).
Each application is considered individually and varies in processing time. Note that, due to the tremendous backlog pre-existing before the war, applicants may wait months or even years for approval.