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Visa Bulletin for April 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 01JAN12 C 01JAN12 C C
2nd C 01AUG14 C 22DEC08 C C
3rd C 01JUN15 C 01FEB08 C 01JAN17
Other Workers C 01APR07 C 01FEB08 C 01JAN17
4th C C 15DEC15 C 08AUG16 C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22JUL14 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) 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 C C C C C
2nd C 01FEB15 C 08FEB09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01APR08 C 01JUL17
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01APR08 C 01JUL17
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 08APR11 08APR11 08APR11 08SEP96 01JAN06
F2A 01MAY16 01MAY16 01MAY16 01APR16 01MAY16
F2B 08APR11 08APR11 08APR11 01NOV96 01NOV06
F3 08JAN06 08JAN06 08JAN06 08JUL95 22MAR95
F4 15SEP04 15SEP04 15SEP04 08DEC97 15DEC94


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 15JAN98 01OCT07
F2A 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17
F2B 01SEP11 01SEP11 01SEP11 01JAN97 01SEP07
F3 01SEP06 01SEP06 01SEP06 15DEC97 15JUN95
F4 08MAR05 08MAR05 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