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Current Visa Bulletin (June 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 01SEP14 C 26DEC08 C C C
3rd C 01JUN15 C 01MAY08 C 01JAN17 C
Other Workers C 01MAY07 C 01MAY08 C 01JAN17 C
4th C C 15DEC15 C 22OCT16 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15DEC15 C 22OCT16 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 01FEB15 C 01APR09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01SEP08 C 01JUL17
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01SEP08 C 01JUL17
4th C C 15APR16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15APR16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01SEP14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 01SEP14 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 08APR11 08APR11 08APR11 01JUN97 22MAR06
F2A 08JUN16 08JUN16 08JUN16 08MAY16 08JUN16
F2B 22JUN11 22JUN11 22JUN11 15FEB97 15JAN07
F3 15MAR06 15MAR06 15MAR06 01OCT95 08APR95
F4 22OCT04 22OCT04 15MAR04 08JAN98 22FEB95


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 08JAN12 08JAN12 08JAN12 15JUL98 08OCT07
F2A 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17
F2B 08SEP11 08SEP11 08SEP11 22MAY97 08SEP07
F3 08SEP06 08SEP06 08SEP06 22SEP98 22JUL95
F4 01APR05 01APR05 01DEC04 08MAY98 15OCT95

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