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Visa Bulletin for January 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 01OCT18 22MAY17 01OCT18 01JAN15 01OCT18 01OCT18 01OCT18
2nd C 01JUL15 C 18MAY09 C C C
3rd C 01DEC15 C 01JAN09 C 15MAR18 C
Other Workers C 01APR08 C 01JAN09 C 15MAR18 C
4th C C 01JUL16 C 08AUG17 C C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22NOV14 C 01MAY18 C C 08DEC16
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 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 15MAY15 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 15MAY15 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 15JUL13 15JUL13 15JUL13 08AUG97 15JAN09
F2A C C C C C
F2B 08AUG14 08AUG14 08AUG14 22AUG98 01FEB09
F3 15NOV07 15NOV07 15NOV07 01MAR96 01JAN99
F4 01FEB07 01FEB07 08NOV04 08NOV04 01MAR99


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 15MAR14 15MAR14 15MAR14 15NOV99 15SEP09
F2A 01NOV19 01NOV19 01NOV19 01NOV19 01NOV19
F2B 08APR15 08APR15 08APR15 22APR99 01OCT09
F3 15JUL08 15JUL08 15JUL08 15JUL00 01SEP99
F4 22JUL07 22JUL07 08JUL05 01JAN99 01NOV99

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