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Visa Bulletin for July 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 22AUG17 C 08MAY17 C C C
2nd C 08NOV15 C 08JUL09 C C C
3rd 15APR18 22JUN16 15APR18 01JUN09 15APR18 15APR18 15APR18
Other Workers 15APR18 22JUL08 15APR18 01JUN09 15APR18 15APR18 15APR18
4th C C 01FEB17 C 15JUN18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01FEB17 C 15JUN18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22JUL15 C C C C 15MAY17
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 22JUL15 C C C C 15MAY17


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 01NOV17 C 01AUG17 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 15AUG09 C C
3rd 01APR19 01MAR17 01APR19 01FEB10 01APR19 01APR19
Other Workers 01APR19 01AUG08 01APR19 01FEB10 01APR19 01APR19
4th C C 01MAY17 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01MAY17 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 08JUL14 08JUL14 08JUL14 08DEC97 01JUN11
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01MAY15 01MAY15 01MAY15 08MAR99 01JAN11
F3 08MAY08 08MAY08 08MAY08 08JUL96 15AUG01
F4 22AUG06 22AUG06 08FEB05 01JUN98 01JUN01


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 22APR15 22APR15 22APR15 08JAN00 08FEB12
F2A 01JUN20 01JUN20 01JUN20 01JUN20 01JUN20
F2B 01FEB16 01FEB16 01FEB16 15OCT99 01AUG11
F3 15APR09 15APR09 15APR09 15JUL00 22APR02
F4 15AUG07 15AUG07 22OCT05 08MAR99 08JAN02

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