This study was performed to assess the feasibility and accuracy of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy for axillary staging in invasive breast cancer. Data were collected prospectively from June 2005 to June 2006. In all, 197 patients with invasive breast cancer and clinically nonsuspicious axillary lymph nodes were included. Patients with suspicious nodes on ultrasound had fine needle aspiration biopsy. Those with fine needle aspiration biopsy positive for malignancy were planned for axillary nodes clearance otherwise they had sentinel node biopsy. Patients (41) had ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy. Three cases were excluded for being nonconclusive. Postoperative histology showed 18/38 cases (47.4%) axillary lymph nodes positive and 20/38 cases (52.6%) axillary nodes negative. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy was positive in 8/38 cases (21.1%), negative in 30/38 cases (78.9%). The sensitivity of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy was found to be 47.1%, specificity 100%, positive predictability 100%, negative predictability 70%, and overall accuracy 76.3%. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy was found to be more accurate and sensitive when two or more nodes were involved, raising the sensitivity to 80% and negative predictability to 93.3%. Preoperative axillary staging with ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in invasive breast cancer patients is very beneficial in diagnosing nodes positive cases. These cases can be planned for axillary lymph nodes clearance straightaway therefore saving patients from undergoing further surgery as well as time and resources.