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Visa Bulletin for September 2019

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 01OCT17 01JAN14 01OCT17 U 01OCT17 01OCT17 01OCT17
2nd 01JAN18 01JAN17 01JAN18 08MAY09 01JAN18 01JAN18 01JAN18
3rd 01JUL16 01JAN14 01JUL16 01JUL05 01JUL16 01JUL16 01JUL16
Other Workers 01JUL16 22NOV07 01JUL16 01JUL05 01JUL16 01JUL16 01JUL16
4th U U U U U U U
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22OCT14 C 01SEP17 C C 22OCT14
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 22OCT14 C 01SEP17 C C 22OCT14


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 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01SEP18
2nd C 01JUN17 C 01JUN09 C C
3rd C 01JUN16 C 01APR10 C C
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01APR10 C C
4th C C 01SEP16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01SEP16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22NOV14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 22NOV14 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 01JAN13 01JAN13 01JAN13 01AUG96 22JUN08
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01JUN14 01JUN14 01JUN14 01JUL98 01AUG08
F3 01SEP07 01SEP07 01SEP07 01DEC95 01FEB98
F4 01NOV06 01NOV06 22SEP04 01JAN97 01JUL98


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 01MAY13 01MAY13 01MAY13 08NOV99 01DEC08
F2A 01JUL19 01JUL19 01JUL19 01JUL19 01JUL19
F2B 15OCT14 15OCT14 15OCT14 01MAR99 01FEB09
F3 22JAN08 22JAN08 22JAN08 15JUL00 01AUG98
F4 08MAR07 08MAR07 22MAY05 22DEC98 01JAN99

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