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Merit Based Visa

The merit based visa, created in the fifth year after enactment, awards points to individuals based on their education, employment, length of residence in the US, and other considerations. Those individuals with the most points earn the visas. Those who access the merit based pathway to earn their visa are expected to be talented individuals, individuals in our worker programs and individuals with family here. 120,000 visas will be available per year based on merit. The number would increase by 5% per year if demand exceeds supply in any year where unemployment is under 8.5%. There will be a maximum cap of 250,000 visas.

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February 2021 Visa Bulletin

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