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 08MAR12
08MAR12 08MAR12 01AUG96 22AUG07
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01SEP13 01SEP13 01SEP13 15APR98 01JAN08
F3 08MAR07 08MAR07 08MAR07 01JUL95 01AUG97
F4 15JUN06 15JUN06 22AUG04 01JAN97 01JAN98

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 08NOV12 08NOV12 08NOV12 22OCT99 01MAY08
F2A 08MAR19 08MAR19 08MAR19 08MAR19 08MAR19
F2B 15AUG14 15AUG14 15AUG14 22DEC98 01AUG08
F3 08SEP07 08SEP07 08SEP07 08JUL00 01FEB98
F4 15DEC06 15DEC06 22APR05 08DEC98 01JUL98

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 08MAY17 22APR18 01JAN15 22APR18 22APR18 22APR18
2nd C 01NOV16 C 24APR09 C C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01JUL09 C C C
Other Workers C 22NOV07 C 01JUL09 C C C
4th C C 01JUL16 C 01JUL16 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01JUL16 C 01JUL16 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01OCT14 C 01MAY17 C C 01OCT16
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01OCT14 C 01MAY17 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
AreasExcept
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01SEP18
2nd C 01FEB17 C 01JUN09 C C
3rd C 01JUN16 C 01APR10 C C
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01APR10 C C
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 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 37,200 Except: Egypt 23,400
ASIA CURRENT Except: Nepal 6,275
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 August

For August, 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
ASIA CURRENT
EUROPE CURRENT
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) CURRENT
OCEANIA CURRENT
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
CURRENT
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