Temporary Visas

Certain spouses and children of lawful permanent residents who were beneficiaries of a family-based second preference petition filed before December 21, 2000, which was pending for at least three years, were eligible to receive V nonimmigrant visas while awaiting the approval of the petition, the availability of an immigrant visa number, or the completion of adjustment of status. The V visa is essentially obsolete, as the statute has not been updated to cover more recent filings.