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Current Visa Bulletin (April 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 01FEB18 22FEB17 01FEB18 22FEB17 01FEB18 01FEB18 01FEB18
2nd C 01APR16 C 12APR09 C C C
3rd C 01AUG15 C 22JUN09 C 01MAR18 C
Other Workers C 22AUG07 C 22JUN09 C 01MAR18 C
4th C C 08MAR16 C 01APR18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 08MAR16 C 01APR18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15SEP14 C C C C 22AUG16
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 15SEP14 C C C C 22AUG16


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 01JUN18 01OCT17 01JUN18 01OCT17 01JUN18 01JUN18
2nd C 01JUL16 C 01JUN09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01APR10 C 01JUL18
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01APR10 C 01JUL18
4th C C 15MAY16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15MAY16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 08OCT14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 08OCT14 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 01DEC11 01DEC11 01DEC11 08AUG97 08APR07
F2A 01MAR17 01MAR17 01MAR17 15FEB17 01MAR17
F2B 22OCT12 22OCT12 22OCT12 01DEC97 01AUG07
F3 22SEP06 22SEP06 22SEP06 08FEB96 01JUN96
F4 01JAN06 01JAN06 15JUL04 08FEB98 01JUN96


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 01JUL12 01JUL12 01JUL12 01OCT99 08APR08
F2A 15DEC17 15DEC17 15DEC17 15DEC17 15DEC17
F2B 01JUL14 01JUL14 01JUL14 01JUL98 01MAR08
F3 22APR07 22APR07 22APR07 15JUN00 01SEP97
F4 01AUG06 01AUG06 15FEB05 15NOV98 15JAN98

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