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Visa Bulletin for December 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 15JUL18 15MAY17 15JUL18 01JAN15 15JUL18 15JUL18 15JUL18
2nd C 22JUN15 C 15MAY09 C C C
3rd C 01NOV15 C 01JAN09 C 01MAR18 C
Other Workers C 01MAR08 C 01JAN09 C 01MAR18 C
4th C C 01JUL16 C 22JUL17 C C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15NOV14 C 01JAN18 C C 01DEC16
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 01SEP17 C 15MAR17 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 01JUL09 C C
3rd C 01MAR17 C 01FEB10 C C
Other Workers C 01AUG08 C 01FEB10 C C
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 15MAY13 15MAY13 15MAY13 08AUG97 01NOV08
F2A C C C C C
F2B 08AUG14 08AUG14 08AUG14 22AUG98 01DEC08
F3 08NOV07 08NOV07 08NOV07 22FEB96 01SEP98
F4 01FEB07 01FEB07 01NOV04 15DEC97 15DEC98


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 15NOV13 15NOV13 15NOV13 15NOV99 01MAY09
F2A 01OCT19 01OCT19 01OCT19 01OCT19 01OCT19
F2B 08FEB15 08FEB15 08FEB15 22APR99 01JUN09
F3 15MAY08 15MAY08 15MAY08 15JUL00 01MAR99
F4 22JUL07 22JUL07 01JUL05 01JAN99 15JUN99

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