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Current Visa Bulletin (October 2017)


Application Final Action Dates For Employment-Based Preference Cases

Family- Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 January 1st 2012 January 1st 2012 January 1st 2012 November 1st 1996 October 1st 2007
F2A November 1st 2016 November 1st 2016 November 1st 2016 November 1st 2016 November 1st 2016
F2B September 1st 2011 September 1st 2011 September 1st 2011 January 1st 1997 September 1st 2007
F3 December 1st 2005 December 1st 2005 December 1st 2005 October 1st 1995 June 15th 1995
F4 November 15th 2004 November 15th 2004 June 22nd 2004 February 8th 1998 March 1st 1995

Dates For Filing Of Employment-Based Visa Applications

Employ- ment based All Charge- ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current May 22nd 2013 Current September 15th 2008 Current Current
3rd Current January 1st 2014 Current October 15th 2006 Current December 1st 2015
Other Workers Current January 1st 2006 Current October 15th 2006 Current December 1st 2015
4th Current Current November 1st 2015 Current March 1st 2016 Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current November 1st 2015 Current March 1st 2016 Current
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) Current June 22nd 2014 Current Current Current Current
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) Current June 22nd 2014 Current Current Current Current

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 Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 December 22nd 2010 December 22nd 2010 December 22nd 2010 March 1st 1996 January 1st 2007
F2A October 22nd 2015 October 22nd 2015 October 22nd 2015 October 15th 2015 October 22nd 2015
F2B November 8th 2010 November 8th 2010 November 8th 2010 July 15th 1996 January 1st 2007
F3 July 22nd 2005 July 22nd 2005 July 22nd 2005 April 22nd 1995 February 22nd 1995
F4 May 8th 2004 May 8th 2004 October 1st 2003 October 1st 1997 June 1st 1994

Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

December 22nd 2010

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