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Visa Bulletin for December 2018

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 01JUL17 01SEP16 01JUL17 01SEP16 01JUL17 01JUL17 01JUL17
2nd C 01JUL15 C 01APR09 C C C
3rd C 08JUN15 C 01MAR09 C 15JUN17 C
Other Workers C 01JUN07 C 01MAR09 C 15JUN17 C
4th C C 22FEB16 C 01JAN17 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 22FEB16 C 01JAN17 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22AUG14 C C C C 01MAY16
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 22AUG14 C C C C 01MAY16


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 01JUN18 01OCT17 01JUN18 01OCT17 01JUN18 01JUN18
2nd C 08SEP15 C 22MAY09 C C
3rd C 01DEC15 C 01JAN10 C 01AUG17
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01JAN10 C 01AUG17
4th C C 01MAY16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01MAY16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01OCT14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 01OCT14 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 08AUG11 08AUG11 08AUG11 01AUG97 15FEB07
F2A 08OCT16 08OCT16 08OCT16 22SEP16 08OCT16
F2B 15FEB12 15FEB12 15FEB12 08JUN97 08JUN07
F3 01AUG06 01AUG06 01AUG06 22DEC95 08JUL95
F4 22APR05 22APR05 08JUN04 08FEB98 15JUL95


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 08MAR12 08MAR12 08MAR12 22APR99 15FEB08
F2A 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17
F2B 22MAR14 22MAR14 22MAR14 01AUG97 15DEC07
F3 08JAN07 08JAN07 08JAN07 08OCT99 01JUN97
F4 01FEB06 01FEB06 01JAN05 15SEP98 22APR97

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