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Visa Bulletin for April 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 01JUN19 08JUN17 01JUN19 01MAY15 01JUN19 01JUN19 01JUN19
2nd C 01SEP15 C 25MAY09 C C C
3rd 01JAN17 15APR16 01JAN17 22JAN09 01JAN17 01JAN17 01JAN17
Other Workers 01JAN17 01JUL08 01JAN17 22JAN09 01JAN17 01JAN17 01JAN17
4th C C 15JUL16 C 22JAN18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15JUL16 C 22JAN18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15MAY15 C 01JAN19 C C 08FEB17
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 15MAY15 C 01JAN19 C C 08FEB17


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 01OCT17 C 15MAR17 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01JAN19 01MAR17 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
Other Workers 01JAN19 01AUG08 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
4th C C 15AUG16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15AUG16 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 01JAN14 01JAN14 01JAN14 22SEP97 01MAR10
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01NOV14 01NOV14 01NOV14 01DEC98 01FEB10
F3 01FEB08 01FEB08 01FEB08 08MAY96 15MAY00
F4 01JUL06 01JUL06 22DEC04 15MAR98 01MAY00


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 01SEP14 01SEP14 01SEP14 01DEC99 01NOV10
F2A 01FEB20 01FEB20 01FEB20 01FEB20 01FEB20
F2B 01JUL15 01JUL15 01JUL15 01AUG99 01OCT10
F3 01OCT08 01OCT08 01OCT08 15JUL00 15JAN01
F4 25JUL07 25JUL07 22AUG05 15JAN99 01JAN01

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