Free Evaluation

September 2017


Application Final Action Dates For Employment-Based Preference Cases

Employ- ment based All Charge- ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India Mexico Philippines
1st Current January 1st 2012 Current January 1st 2012 Current Current
2nd January 1st 2016 May 15th 2013 January 1st 2016 August 22nd 2008 January 1st 2016 January 1st 2016
3rd Current January 1st 2012 Current October 15th 2006 Current November 1st 2015
Other Workers Current January 1st 2004 Current October 15th 2006 Current November 1st 2015
4th Current Current October 22nd 2015 October 22nd 2015 October 22nd 2015 Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current October 22nd 2015 October 22nd 2015 October 22nd 2015 Current
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) Current June 15th 2014 Current Current Current Current
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) Current June 15th 2014 Current Current Current Current

Dates For Filing Of Employment-Based Visa Applications

Employment- based All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current October 1st 2013 February 1st 2009 Current Current
3rd Current September 1st 2015 January 1st 2007 Current January 1st 2016
Other Workers Current June 1st 2008 January 1st 2007 Current January 1st 2016
4th Current Current Current Current Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current Current Current Current
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) Current September 1st 2014 Current Current Current
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) Current September 1st 2014 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.

Application Final Action Dates For Family-sponsored Preference Cases

Family- Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 May 1st 2010 May 1st 2010 May 1st 2010 February 1st 1996 January 1st 2007
F2A October 1st 2015 October 1st 2015 October 1st 2015 September 22nd 2015 October 1st 2015
F2B November 1st 2010 November 1st 2010 November 1st 2010 July 1st 1996 January 1st 2007
F3 July 8th 2005 July 8th 2005 July 8th 2005 April 8th 1995 February 15th 1995
F4 January 1st 2002 January 1st 2002 January 1st 2002 September 15th 1997 June 1st 1994

Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family- Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 July 22nd 2011 July 22nd 2011 July 22nd 2011 April 1st 1996 September 8th 2007
F2A April 8th 2016 April 8th 2016 April 8th 2016 April 8th 2016 April 8th 2016
F2B September 1st 2011 September 1st 2011 September 1st 2011 August 8th 1996 July 22nd 2007
F3 December 1st 2005 December 1st 2005 December 1st 2005 May 1st 1995 March 1st 1995
F4 November 15th 2004 November 15th 2004 June 22nd 2004 January 8th 1998 February 8th 1995

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