Visa Bulletin for February 2022

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 C C C C C C
2nd C 22JAN19 C 08JUL12 C C C
3rd C 22MAR18 C 15JAN12 C C C
Other Workers C 01MAR12 C 15JAN12 C C C
4th C C 15MAR19 C 01APR20 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15MAR19 C 01APR20 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C C C C C C C
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) U U U U U U U


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 C C C C C
2nd C 01APR19 C 08JUL13 C C
3rd C 01APR18 C 22JAN12 C C
Other Workers C 01MAY15 C 22JAN12 C C
4th C C 15MAY19 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15MAY19 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C C 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 01DEC14 01DEC14 01DEC14 08SEP99 01MAR12
F2A C C C C C
F2B 22SEP15 22SEP15 22SEP15 01SEP00 22OCT11
F3 22NOV08 22NOV08 22NOV08 15SEP97 08JUN02
F4 22MAR07 22MAR07 15SEP05 22APR99 22AUG02


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 15MAY16 15MAY16 15MAY16 01FEB01 22APR15
F2A 01OCT21 01OCT21 01OCT21 01OCT21 01OCT21
F2B 22SEP16 22SEP16 22SEP16 01MAR01 01OCT13
F3 22AUG09 22AUG09 22AUG09 08OCT00 01OCT03
F4 01OCT07 01OCT07 01JAN06 22AUG99 01FEB04

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