Interested in Immigrating to the US from Pakistan?
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
- The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America is an organization with the mission of joining together expatriate Pakistani physicians in the USA, while engaging in humanitarian work.
- The Pakistan American Business Association (PABA) is a not for profit business organization with the goal of creating economic prosperity for both the United States and Pakistan through collaboration and partnership.
- The Pakistani American Congress is a non-profit community organization promoting the interests and protecting the civil rights of the Pakistani-American community in the US.
- The Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship in the Pakistani-American business community, with chapters throughout the country.
- The US Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan provide information regarding visa applications, and the various pathways of immigration to the US.