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Current Visa Bulletin (May 2019)

Application Final Action Dates For Employment-Based Preference Cases

Employment based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India Mexico Philippines Vietnam
1st 01MAR18 22FEB17 01MAR18 22FEB17 01MAR18 01MAR18 01MAR18
2nd C 15MAY16 C 16APR09 C C C
3rd C 22AUG15 C 01JUL09 C 01JUN18 C
Other Workers C 01SEP07 C 01JUL09 C 01JUN18 C
4th C C 08MAR16 C 01AUG18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 08MAR16 C 01AUG18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22SEP14 C C C C 22SEP16
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 22SEP14 C C C C 22SEP16


Dates For Filing Of Employment-Based Visa Applications

Employment based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India Mexico Philippines
1st 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01SEP18
2nd C 01SEP16 C 01JUN09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01APR10 C 01OCT18
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01APR10 C 01OCT18
4th C C 01JUL16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01JUL16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15OCT14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 15OCT14 C C C C

First: Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to "*Other Workers".

Fourth: Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth: Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.



Application Final Action Dates For Family-sponsored Preference Cases

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 08JAN12 08JAN12 08JAN12 08AUG97 15MAY07
F2A 15MAY17 15MAY17 15MAY17 01MAY17 15MAY17
F2B 01FEB13 01FEB13 01FEB13 15FEB98 01OCT07
F3 08NOV06 08NOV06 08NOV06 15FEB96 08OCT96
F4 15FEB06 15FEB06 01AUG04 08FEB98 01MAR97


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 22AUG12 22AUG12 22AUG12 08OCT99 15APR08
F2A 08JAN18 08JAN18 08JAN18 08JAN18 08JAN18
F2B 01AUG14 01AUG14 01AUG14 01OCT98 15MAY08
F3 22JUN07 22JUN07 22JUN07 22JUN00 01OCT97
F4 01OCT06 01OCT06 15MAR05 22NOV98 15FEB98

First: (F1) Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents

A. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

B. (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents

Third: (F3) Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Fourth: (F4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens