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Visa Bulletin for October 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 22APR18 01NOV16 22APR18 01JAN15 22APR18 22APR18 22APR18
2nd C 01JAN15 C 12MAY09 C C C
3rd C 01NOV15 C 01JAN09 C 15OCT17 C
Other Workers C 01JAN08 C 01JAN09 C 15OCT17 C
4th C C 01JUL16 C 01MAY17 C C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 22OCT14 C 22NOV17 C C 15OCT16
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 01JUL19 01SEP17 01JUL19 15MAR17 01JUL19 01JUL19
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 01JAN15 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 01JAN15 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 15JAN13 15JAN13 15JAN13 08AUG97 01JUL08
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01JUN14 01JUN14 01JUN14 01AUG98 01SEP08
F3 15SEP07 15SEP07 15SEP07 22FEB96 01APR98
F4 22NOV06 22NOV06 01OCT04 15DEC97 08JUL98


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 15JUL13 15JUL13 15JUL13 15NOV99 01JAN09
F2A 01AUG19 01AUG19 01AUG19 01AUG19 01AUG19
F2B 01DEC14 01DEC14 01DEC14 01APR99 01MAR09
F3 15MAR08 15MAR08 15MAR08 15JUL00 01OCT98
F4 15MAY07 15MAY07 01JUN05 01JAN99 08JAN99

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