Foreign State of Chargeability [Immigration] Law and Legal Definition
Foreign state of chargeability refers to an independent country to which an immigrant entering under the preference system is accredited. In a fiscal year, no more than seven percent of the family-sponsored and employment-based visas may be issued to natives of any one independent country. Additionally, no one dependency of any independent country may receive more than two percent of the family-sponsored and employment-based visas issued. Chargeability is usually determined by country of birth.