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 01MAR13
01MAR13 01MAR13 08AUG97 15SEP08
F2A C C C C C
F2B 08JUL14 08JUL14 08JUL14 22AUG98 01OCT08
F3 15OCT07 15OCT07 15OCT07 22FEB96 01JUN98
F4 01JAN07 01JAN07 15OCT04 15DEC97 01SEP98

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 01SEP13 01SEP13 01SEP13 15NOV99 15MAR09
F2A 01SEP19 01SEP19 01SEP19 01SEP19 01SEP19
F2B 08JAN15 08JAN15 08JAN15 22APR99 01APR09
F3 15APR08 15APR08 15APR08 15JUL00 01DEC98
F4 01JUL07 01JUL07 15JUN05 01JAN99 01MAR99

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 01JUN18 01FEB17 01JUN18 01JAN15 01JUN18 01JUN18 01JUN18
2nd C 15MAR15 C 13MAY09 C C C
3rd C 01NOV15 C 01JAN09 C 01FEB18 C
Other Workers C 01FEB08 C 01JAN09 C 01FEB18 C
4th C C 01JUL16 C 22JUL17 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01JUL16 C 22JUL17 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01NOV14 C 08DEC17 C C 15NOV16
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01NOV14 C 08DEC17 C C 15NOV16

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 01JUL19 01SEP17 01JUL19 15MAR17 01JUL19 01JUL19
2nd C 01AUG16 C 01JUL09 C C
3rd C 01MAR17 C 01FEB10 C C
Other Workers C 01AUG08 C 01FEB10 C C
4th C C 15AUG16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15AUG16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01JAN15 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01JAN15 C C C C

DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT CATEGORIES

Diversity Immigrant (DV) Category for the Month of November

For November, 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 5,600 Except: Egypt 3,000
ASIA 3,500 Except: Iran 1,450
Nepal 3,100
EUROPE 6,000
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 4
OCEANIA 400
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
600

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

For December, 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 12,000 Except: Egypt 6,000
ASIA 6,000 Except: Iran 3,000
Nepal 5,000
EUROPE 8,600
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 7
OCEANIA 800
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
850
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