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Visa Bulletin for March 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
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 08DEC13 C 15DEC08 C C
3rd C 15NOV14 C 01JAN07 C 01MAY16
Other Workers C 01MAR07 C 01JAN07 C 01MAY16
4th C C 01DEC15 C 01JUL16 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01DEC15 C 01JUL16 C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22JUL14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 22JUL14 C C C C


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 01FEB15 C 08FEB09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01JUN08 C 01OCT16
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01JUN08 C 01OCT16
4th C C 15APR16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15APR16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01SEP14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 01SEP14 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 22MAR11 22MAR11 22MAR11 22JUL96 15OCT05
F2A 22MAR16 22MAR16 22MAR16 01MAR16 22MAR16
F2B 01MAR11 01MAR11 01MAR11 15OCT96 08SEP06
F3 15DEC05 15DEC05 15DEC05 22JUN95 22MAR95
F4 22AUG04 22AUG04 01FEB04 15NOV97 22NOV94


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 01JAN12 01JAN12 01JAN12 08SEP97 01OCT07
F2A 01MAY17 01MAY17 01MAY17 01MAY17 01MAY17
F2B 01SEP11 01SEP11 01SEP11 01JAN97 01SEP07
F3 01DEC05 01DEC05 01DEC05 01APR97 15JUN95
F4 22JAN05 22JAN05 22JUN04 08FEB98 01MAR95

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