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Current Visa Bulletin (July 2018)

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 C 01JAN12 C 01JAN12 C C C
2nd C 01JAN15 C 15MAR09 C C C
3rd C 01JAN13 C 01NOV08 C 01JAN17 C
Other Workers C 01MAY07 C 01MAY08 C 01JAN17 C
4th C C 08FEB16 C 08FEB16 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 08FEB16 C 08FEB16 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01AUG14 C C C C 01AUG14
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 01AUG14 C C C C 01AUG14


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 C C C C C C
2nd C 01APR15 C 22MAY09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01SEP08 C 01JUL17
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01SEP08 C 01JUL17
4th C C 01MAY16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01MAY16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01OCT14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 01OCT14 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 22APR11 22APR11 22APR11 01AUG97 01JUN06
F2A 22JUN16 22JUN16 22JUN16 08JUN16 22JUN16
F2B 15AUG11 15AUG11 15AUG11 08MAR97 01FEB07
F3 01MAY06 01MAY06 01MAY06 01DEC95 15APR95
F4 15NOV04 15NOV04 22MAR04 15JAN98 22MAR95


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 08MAR12 08MAR12 08MAR12 01SEP98 15FEB08
F2A 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17
F2B 08JAN12 08JAN12 08JAN12 08JUN97 15DEC07
F3 22SEP06 22SEP06 22SEP06 08OCT98 01AUG95
F4 01MAY05 01MAY05 01JAN05 01JUN98 01DEC95

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