Free Evaluation

February 2012




February 2012
Employment-Based

All Charge-Ability Areas Except Those Listed

China: Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current January 1st 2010 January 1st 2010 Current Current
3rd February 22nd 2006 December 1st 2004 August 15th 2002 February 22nd 2006 February 22nd 2006
Other Workers February 22nd 2006 April 22nd 2003 August 15th 2002 February 22nd 2006 February 22nd 2006
4th Current Current Current Current Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current Current Current Current

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

Current 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.

Family-Sponsored All Charge-Ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 December 22nd 2004 December 22nd 2004 December 22nd 2004 April 22nd 1993 May 22nd 1997
F2A June 8th 2009 June 8th 2009 June 8th 2009 May 8th 2009 June 8th 2009
F2B October 15th 2003 October 15th 2003 October 15th 2003 December 1st 1992 November 1st 2001
F3 December 1st 2001 December 1st 2001 December 1st 2001 January 1st 1993 July 22nd 1992
F4 September 8th 2000 September 8th 2000 September 8th 2000 May 15th 1996 November 1st 1988

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