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October 2003




October 2003
Priority Dates for Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
Employment-Based
All Charge-Ability Areas Except Those Listed
India
Mexico
Philippines
1st
Current
Current
Current
Current
2nd
Current
Current
Current
Current
3rd
Current
Current
Current
Current
Other Workers
Current
Current
Current
Current
4th
Current
Current
Current
Current
Certain Religious Workers
Current
Current
Current
Current
5th
Current
Current
Current
Current
Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers
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.

Priority Dates for Family Based Immigrant Visas
Family-Based
All Charge-Ability Areas Except Those Listed
India
Mexico
Philippines
1st
May 15th 2000
May 15th 2000
October 1st 1994
July 22nd 1989
2A*
September 15th 1998
September 15th 1998
March 1st 1996
September 15th 1998
2B
May 1st 1995
May 1st 1995
December 1st 1991
May 1st 1995
3rd
July 1st 1997
July 1st 1997
October 8th 1994
February 8th 1989
4th
December 15th 1991
July 22nd 1990
December 15th 1991
September 22nd 1981

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