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Visa Bulletin for March 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 01JAN18 22FEB17 01JAN18 22FEB17 01JAN18 01JAN18 01JAN18
2nd C 01JAN16 C 09APR09 C C C
3rd C 08JUL15 C 22MAY09 C 01DEC17 C
Other Workers C 15AUG07 C 22MAY09 C 01DEC17 C
4th C C 01MAR16 C 01JAN18 C C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 08SEP14 C C C C 15JUL16
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 01JUN18 01OCT17 01JUN18 01OCT17 01JUN18 01JUN18
2nd C 01MAY16 C 22MAY09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01APR10 C 01MAR18
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01APR10 C 01MAR18
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 22OCT11 22OCT11 22OCT11 01AUG97 01APR07
F2A 08JAN17 08JAN17 08JAN17 15DEC16 08JAN17
F2B 01AUG12 01AUG12 01AUG12 22SEP97 22JUL07
F3 08SEP06 08SEP06 08SEP06 15JAN96 15JAN96
F4 22SEP05 22SEP05 08JUL04 08FEB98 01JAN96


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 22APR12 22APR12 22APR12 22SEP99 01APR08
F2A 08DEC17 08DEC17 08DEC17 08DEC17 08DEC17
F2B 22JUN14 22JUN14 22JUN14 08FEB98 22JAN08
F3 01MAR07 01MAR07 01MAR07 08JUN00 01SEP97
F4 22JUN06 22JUN06 08FEB05 08NOV98 08JAN98

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