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Current Visa Bulletin (February 2017)


Application Final Action Dates For Employment-Based Preference Cases

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 November 15th 2012 Current April 15th 2008 Current Current
3rd October 1st 2016 October 1st 2013 October 1st 2016 March 22nd 2005 October 1st 2016 October 15th 2011
Other Workers October 1st 2016 December 1st 2005 October 1st 2016 March 22nd 2005 October 1st 2016 October 15th 2011
4th Current Current July 15th 2015 Current July 15th 2015 Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current July 15th 2015 Current July 15th 2015 Current
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) Current April 15th 2014 Current Current Current Current
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) Current April 15th 2014 Current Current Current Current

Dates For Filing Of Employment-Based Visa Applications

Employment- based All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current March 1st 2013 April 22nd 2009 Current Current
3rd Current May 1st 2014 July 1st 2005 Current September 1st 2013
Other Workers Current August 1st 2009 July 1st 2005 Current September 1st 2013
4th Current Current Current Current Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current Current Current Current
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) Current June 15th 2014 Current Current Current
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) Current June 15th 2014 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 February 22nd 2010 February 22nd 2010 February 22nd 2010 May 8th 1995 December 1st 2005
F2A April 15th 2015 April 15th 2015 April 15th 2015 April 1st 2015 April 15th 2015
F2B July 8th 2010 July 8th 2010 July 8th 2010 November 8th 1995 April 8th 2006
F3 March 22nd 2005 March 22nd 2005 March 22nd 2005 December 15th 1994 September 8th 1994
F4 February 8th 2004 January 22nd 2004 June 15th 2003 May 22nd 1997 June 22nd 1993

Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family- Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 January 1st 2011 January 1st 2011 January 1st 2011 June 1st 1995 May 1st 2006
F2A November 22nd 2015 November 22nd 2015 November 22nd 2015 November 22nd 2015 November 22nd 2015
F2B February 8th 2011 February 8th 2011 February 8th 2011 June 1st 1996 February 1st 2007
F3 August 22nd 2005 August 22nd 2005 August 22nd 2005 May 1st 1995 January 1st 1995
F4 July 1st 2004 July 1st 2004 May 1st 2004 December 1st 1997 April 1st 1994

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