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Visa Bulletin for May 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 C 15JUL17 C 01AUG15 C C C
2nd C 01OCT15 C 02JUN09 C C C
3rd 01JAN17 15MAY16 01JAN17 01MAR09 01JAN17 01JAN17 01JAN17
Other Workers 01JAN17 15JUL08 01JAN17 01MAR09 01JAN17 01JAN17 01JAN17
4th C C 15AUG16 C 01MAY18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15AUG16 C 01MAY18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01JUL15 C 01OCT19 C C 01APR17
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 01JUL15 C 01OCT19 C C 01APR17


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 01APR19 01MAR17 01APR19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
Other Workers 01JAN19 01AUG08 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
4th C C 15SEP16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15SEP16 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 22MAR14 22MAR14 22MAR14 22OCT97 01SEP10
F2A C C C C C
F2B 15JAN15 15JAN15 15JAN15 15JAN99 01JUN10
F3 15MAR08 15MAR08 15MAR08 08JUN96 15NOV00
F4 22JUL06 22JUL06 08JAN05 15APR98 01OCT00


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 22NOV14 22NOV14 22NOV14 08DEC99 01JUN11
F2A 01MAR20 01MAR20 01MAR20 01MAR20 01MAR20
F2B 22SEP15 22SEP15 22SEP15 08SEP99 01FEB11
F3 15DEC08 15DEC08 15DEC08 15JUL00 22AUG01
F4 28JUL07 28JUL07 08SEP05 22JAN99 01JUN01

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