The individual must be immediately eligible to receive a green card which means that the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin must be consulted. The Visa Bulletin is released monthly and controls immigrant visa availability for family-based, employment-based and diversity lottery categories. A link to the Visa Bulletin is available at www.larrabee.com/links.aspx. For further discussion on this topic, please refer to the Green Card Quota Backlog FAQ. The individual must have an approved Immigrant Petition that is designated for Consular Processing at a specific U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate. In addition to the above, the individual must be admissible to the U.S. or, if there is an admissibility issue, be eligible to apply a waiver.