Immigrating from Pakistan to The United States

Learn the various pathways of immigration to The United States, including family-sponsorship and employment.

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Interested in Immigrating to the US from Pakistan?

The Pakistani immigrant population in the United States has grown immensely since 1980, when the population was about 30,000 individuals. Today, Pakistani-Americans are much larger in number, with about 273,000 individuals as of 2015. Though Pakistanis account for a small percentage of the US foreign-born population, they rank among the top few immigrant groups in naturalization rates.
 
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Pakistani Community in the US

Many Pakistani immigrants choose to migrate to the US for work, study, or family, and have established large communities in New York, California, and Texas. Pakistani-Americans have come to form influential professional and nonprofessional organizations, such as The Citizens Foundation, the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA), and the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN Pakistan). Through such community organizations, Pakistanis have become involved in the US political and cultural sphere, while maintaining ties to their Pakistani culture.

How to Immigrate to the US

Pakistani immigrants may be eligible to get a Green Card and become legal permanent residents (LPRs) through a variety of pathways, including employment and family sponsorship. With a 64% chance of becoming naturalized, Pakistani immigrants are more likely to become a US citizen than the foreign-born population overall at 44%.

Useful Resources for Pakistani Immigrants in the US