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Visa Bulletin for March 2020

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 01MAR19 01JUN17 01MAR19 01MAR15 01MAR19 01MAR19 01MAR19
2nd C 15AUG15 C 22MAY09 C C C
3rd 01JAN17 22MAR16 01JAN17 15JAN09 01JAN17 01JAN17 01JAN17
Other Workers 01JAN17 01JUN08 01JAN17 15JAN09 01JAN17 01JAN17 01JAN17
4th C C 15JUL16 C 15NOV17 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15JUL16 C 15NOV17 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15MAY15 C 22OCT18 C C 15JAN17
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 15MAY15 C 22OCT18 C C 15JAN17


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 01OCT17 C 15MAR17 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01JAN19 01MAR17 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
Other Workers 01JAN19 01AUG08 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
4th C C 15AUG16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15AUG16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 15DEC15 C C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 15DEC15 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 08OCT13 08OCT13 08OCT13 15SEP97 01SEP09
F2A C C C C C
F2B 15SEP14 15SEP14 15SEP14 15OCT98 01OCT09
F3 15DEC07 15DEC07 15DEC07 08APR96 01OCT99
F4 01JUL06 01JUL06 08DEC04 15FEB98 01DEC99


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 08JUN14 08JUN14 08JUN14 22NOV99 01MAY10
F2A 01JAN20 01JAN20 01JAN20 01JAN20 01JAN20
F2B 15MAY15 15MAY15 15MAY15 22JUN99 01JUN10
F3 15AUG08 15AUG08 15AUG08 15JUL00 01JUN00
F4 22JUL07 22JUL07 08AUG05 08JAN99 01JUL00

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