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May 2003




May 2003
Priority Dates for Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
Employment-Based
All Charge-Ability Areas Except Those Listed
Mexico
Philippines
1st
Current
Current
Current
2nd
Current
Current
Current
3rd
Current
Current
Current
Other Workers
Current
Current
Current
4th
Current
Current
Current
Certain Religious Workers
Current
Current
Current
5th
Current
Current
Current
Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers
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
Mexico
Philippines
1st
October 1st 1999
January 1st 1994
June 1st 1990
2A*
March 15th 1998
October 1st 1995
March 15th 1998
2B
October 1st 1994
November 15th 1991
October 1st 1994
3rd
March 15th 1997
July 1st 1993
January 15th 1990
4th
June 1st 1991
June 1st 1991
January 15th 1982

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