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Visa Bulletin for August 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 08FEB18 C 08FEB18 C C C
2nd C 15JAN16 C 08JUL09 C C C
3rd 01APR19 15FEB17 01APR19 01OCT09 01APR19 01APR19 01APR19
Other Workers 01APR19 01AUG08 01APR19 01OCT09 01APR19 01APR19 01APR19
4th C C 01APR17 C 15JUN18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01APR17 C 15JUN18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 08AUG15 C C C C 22JUL17
5th Regionalm Center (I5 and R5) C 08AUG15 C C C C 22JUL17


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 01JUL18 C 01JUL18 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 15AUG09 C C
3rd 01APR20 01MAY17 01APR20 01FEB10 01APR20 01APR20
Other Workers 01APR20 01OCT08 01APR20 01FEB10 01APR20 01APR20
4th C C 01OCT17 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01OCT17 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 15AUG14 15AUG14 15AUG14 22DEC97 01SEP11
F2A C C C C C
F2B 08JUN15 08JUN15 08JUN15 22MAR99 01APR11
F3 01JUN08 01JUN08 01JUN08 15JUL96 15NOV01
F4 08SEP06 08SEP06 22FEB05 15JUN98 01SEP01


Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 08JUN15 08JUN15 08JUN15 01FEB00 08JUN12
F2A 01JUL20 01JUL20 01JUL20 01JUL20 01JUL20
F2B 15MAR16 15MAR16 15MAR16 08NOV99 01DEC11
F3 08MAY09 08MAY09 08MAY09 01AUG00 22AUG02
F4 01SEP07 01SEP07 08NOV05 01APR99 08MAY02

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