Below is select information for the current month about Family-Sponsored, Employment-Based preferences and Diversity Immigration info for Visas, taken from the U.S. Department of State. The information presented is for informational purposes only. For more information, or to view full official VISA bulletins, Click Here.


FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES

Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Preference Cases

On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.)

Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 15FEB12
15FEB12 15FEB12 08AUG97 22JUN07
F2A 15JUL17 15JUL17 15JUL17 01JUL17 15JUL17
F2B 15MAY13 15MAY13 15MAY13 15MAR98 15NOV07
F3 22DEC06 22DEC06 22DEC06 22FEB96 01FEB97
F4 01APR06 01APR06 15AUG04 08FEB98 01JUN97

Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Visa Applications

The chart below reflects dates for filing visa applications within a timeframe justifying immediate action in the application process. Applicants for immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off date in the chart below may assemble and submit required documents to the Department of State’s National Visa Center, following receipt of notification from the National Visa Center containing detailed instructions. The cut-off date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who cannot submit documentation to the National Visa Center for an immigrant visa. If a category is designated “current,” all applicants in the relevant category may file applications, regardless of priority date.

The “C” listing indicates that the category is current, and that applications may be filed regardless of the applicant’s priority date. The listing of a date for any category indicates that only applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date may file their application.

Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 08OCT12 08OCT12 08OCT12 15OCT99 22APR08
F2A 08MAR19 08MAR19 08MAR19 08MAR19 08MAR19
F2B 08AUG14 08AUG14 08AUG14 15DEC98 01JUL08
F3 22AUG07 22AUG07 22AUG07 01JUL00 01NOV97
F4 01DEC06 01DEC06 15APR05 01DEC98 01MAR98

EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases

On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); "C" means current, i.e., numbers are authorized for issuance to all qualified applicants; and "U" means unauthorized, i.e., numbers are not authorized for issuance. (NOTE: Numbers are authorized for issuance only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.)

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st 22APR18 22FEB17 22APR18 01JAN15 22APR18 22APR18 22APR18
2nd C 01AUG16 C 19APR09 C C C
3rd C 15SEP15 C 01JUL09 C 01NOV18 C
Other Workers C 01SEP07 C 01JUL09 C 01NOV18 C
4th C C 22MAR16 C 01OCT18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 22MAR16 C 01OCT18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01OCT14 C C C C 01OCT16
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01OCT14 C C C C 01OCT16

Dates for Filing of Employment-Based Visa Applications

The chart below reflects dates for filing visa applications within a timeframe justifying immediate action in the application process. Applicants for immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off date in the chart may assemble and submit required documents to the Department of State’s National Visa Center, following receipt of notification from the National Visa Center containing detailed instructions. The cut-off date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who cannot submit documentation to the National Visa Center for an immigrant visa. If a category is designated “current,” all applicants in the relevant category may file, regardless of priority date.

The “C” listing indicates that the category is current, and that applications may be filed regardless of the applicant’s priority date. The listing of a date for any category indicates that only applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date may file their application.

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01SEP18
2nd C 01NOV16 C 01JUN09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01APR10 C 01JAN19
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01APR10 C 01JAN19
4th C C 01SEP16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01SEP16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01NOV14 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01NOV14 C C C C

DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT CATEGORIES

Diversity Immigrant (DV) Category for the Month of June

For June, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2019 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 37,200 Except: Egypt 21,100
ASIA 10,000 Except: Nepal 5,775
EUROPE 26,800
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 14
OCEANIA 1,025
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
1,150

The Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cutoffs Which Will Apply in July

For July, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2019 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
AFRICA CURRENT Except: Egypt 23,400
ASIA CURRENT Except: Nepal 6,275
EUROPE CURRENT
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) CURRENT
OCEANIA CURRENT
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
CURRENT
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