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 22MAY14
22MAY14 22MAY14 15NOV97 01FEB11
F2A C C C C C
F2B 15MAR15 15MAR15 15MAR15 15FEB99 01SEP10
F3 15APR08 15APR08 15APR08 22JUN96 15APR01
F4 08AUG06 08AUG06 22JAN05 08MAY98 01FEB01

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 15FEB15 15FEB15 15FEB15 22DEC99 01SEP11
F2A 01MAY20 01MAY20 01MAY20 01MAY20 01MAY20
F2B 01DEC15 01DEC15 01DEC15 22SEP99 01MAY11
F3 15MAR09 15MAR09 15MAR09 15JUL00 15NOV01
F4 31JUL07 31JUL07 01OCT05 08FEB99 01SEP01

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 C 15AUG17 C 08JUN16 C C C
2nd C 01NOV15 C 12JUN09 C C C
3rd 08NOV17 15JUN16 08NOV17 01APR09 08NOV17 08NOV17 08NOV17
Other Workers 08NOV17 15JUL08 08NOV17 01APR09 08NOV17 08NOV17 08NOV17
4th C C 15DEC16 C 08JUN18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15DEC16 C 08JUN18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15JUL15 C 01JAN20 C C 22APR17
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15JUL15 C 01JAN20 C C 22APR17

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 C 01OCT17 C 15MAR17 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01APR19 01MAR17 01APR19 01FEB10 01APR19 01APR19
Other Workers 01APR19 01AUG08 01APR19 01FEB10 01APR19 01APR19
4th C C 01FEB17 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01FEB17 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

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-2020 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 42,000
ASIA CURRENT Except: Nepal 13,500
EUROPE CURRENT
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) CURRENT
OCEANIA CURRENT
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
CURRENT

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-2020 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 42,000
ASIA CURRENT Except: Nepal 13,500
EUROPE CURRENT
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) CURRENT
OCEANIA CURRENT
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
CURRENT
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