Non-Numerical & Numerical

Under U.S. immigration law, eligible immigrants to the United States are divided into non-numerically limited and numerically limited categories. Since there is no USCIS counter in Bermuda petitions for eligible immigrants should be mailed to:

USCIS Chicago Lockbox addresses for regular mail

P.O. Box 804625
Chicago, IL 60680-4107

USCIS Chicago Lockbox address for express mail and
courier deliveries:

Attn: I-130
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

For additional information about how to file a Form I-130 with the USCIS Chicago lockbox, please see the USCIS website at or contact USCIS by phone at 1-800-375-5283.

1. Non-numerically Limited Immigrants: are those who may obtain legal permanent residence status without numerical limitation. This includes all immediate relatives of United States Citizens who are defined as the spouse and minor children (under twenty-one), or the parents of a United States citizen. Petitions that have already been filed at the Consulate will be processed to conclusion. Please click here for filing information.

2. Numerically Limited Immigrants are those who are restricted by an annual limitation on the number of persons who may enter as permanent residents.

Beginning in 1995, subject to certain transitory laws, total immigration into the United States was limited to 675,000 people per year. This figure has further been divided into four distinct categories:

Family Sponsored 
i. First Preference: Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and their children.

ii. Second Preference: Spouses, minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters (over the age of 20) of a lawful permanent resident alien.

iii. Third Preference: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and children.

iv. Fourth Preference: Brothers and sisters (21 years of age or older) of U.S. citizens, along with the petitioner.

For information on employment based petitions please click here.

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