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Visa Bulletin for November 2020

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 C 01DEC18 C 01DEC18 C C C
2nd C 22APR16 C 22SEP09 C C C
3rd C 01OCT17 C 01MAR10 C C C
Other Workers C 01JAN09 C 01MAR10 C C C
4th C C 01NOV17 C 15OCT18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01NOV17 C 15OCT18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15AUG15 C C C C 15AUG17
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 15AUG15 C C C C 15AUG17


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 C 01SEP20 C 01SEP20 C C
2nd C 01OCT16 C 15MAY11 C C
3rd C 01JUN18 C 01JAN15 C C
Other Workers C 01MAY09 C 01JAN15 C C
4th C C 01FEB18 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01FEB18 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15DEC15 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 15DEC15 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 15SEP14 15SEP14 15SEP14 08JAN98 15DEC11
F2A C C C C C
F2B 08JUL15 08JUL15 08JUL15 08APR99 01AUG11
F3 15JUN08 15JUN08 15JUN08 01AUG96 15FEB02
F4 22SEP06 22SEP06 08MAR05 22JUN98 01JAN02


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 22JUL15 22JUL15 22JUL15 22FEB00 08OCT12
F2A 01AUG20 01AUG20 01AUG20 01AUG20 01AUG20
F2B 01MAY16 01MAY16 01MAY16 01DEC99 01APR12
F3 01JUN09 01JUN09 01JUN09 15AUG00 22DEC02
F4 15SEP07 15SEP07 22NOV05 22APR99 01SEP02

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