Visa Bulletins

Visa Bulletin on June 2017
Updated 05/24/2017
Application Final Action Dates for Employment-Sponsored Preference Cases

Employment-Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China-Mainland Born El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines
1st Current

01/01/12

Current 01/01/12 Current Current
2nd Current 03/01/13 Current 07/01/08 Current Current
3rd 04/15/17 10/01/14 04/15/17 05/15/05 04/15/17 05/01/13
Other Workers 04/15/17 07/15/06 04/15/17 05/15/05 04/15/17 05/01/13
4th Current Current 07/15/15 Current 07/15/15 Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current 07/15/15 Current 07/15/15 Current
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) Current 06/08/14 Current Current Current Current
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) Current 06/08/14 Current Current Current Current

 

Dates for filing of Employment-Based Visa Applications

Employment-Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China-Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current 10/01/13 02/01/09 Current Current
3rd Current 09/01/15 04/22/06 Current 07/01/14
Other Workers Current 06/01/08 04/22/06 Current 07/01/14
4th Current Current Current Current Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current Current Current Current
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) Current 09/01/14 Current Current Current
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) Current 09/01/14 Current Current Current
Note:
“1st” refers to the First Preference in Employment-Based Immigration category (EB-1), i.e., persons of “extraordinary ability” in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics, outstanding professors and researchers and certain executives and managers;
“2nd” refers to the Second Preference in Employment-Based Immigration category (EB-2), i.e., professionals holding advanced degrees, or persons of exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business (NIW applicants);
“3rd” refers to the Third Preference in Employment-Based Immigration category (EB-3), i.e., skilled workers and professionals holding baccalaureate degrees;
“Other Workers” refers to the unskilled worker under the Third Preference in Employment-Based Immigration category;
“4th” refers to the Fourth Preference in Employment-Based Immigration category (EB-4), i.e., religious workers, certain overseas employees of the U.S. Government, former employees of the Panama Canal Company, retired employees of international organizations, certain dependents of international
organization employees and certain members of the U.S. Armed Forces; and
“5th” refers to the Fifth Preference in Employment-Based Immigration category (EB-5), i.e., employment creation investors.

Application Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Preference Cases

Family-Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China-Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
1st 12/22/10 12/22/10 12/22/10 09/01/95 04/22/06
2A* 08/15/15 08/15/15 08/15/15 07/22/15 08/15/15
2B 10/22/10 10/22/10 10/22/10 04/08/96 09/22/06
3rd 07/01/05 07/01/05 07/01/05 02/22/95 10/08/94
4th 05/08/04 05/08/04 09/15/03 07/15/97 11/22/93

*NOTE: For June, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are authorized for issuance to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 22JUL15. F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are authorized for issuance to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 22JUL15 and earlier than 15AUG15. All F2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit.

Dates for filing of Family-Sponsored Visa Applications

Family-Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China-Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
1st 07/22/11 07/22/11 07/22/11 04/01/96 09/08/07
2A* 04/08/16 04/08/16 04/08/16 04/08/16 04/08/16
2B 09/01/11 09/01/11 09/01/11 08/08/96 07/22/07
3rd 12/01/05 12/01/05 12/01/05 05/01/95 02/01/95
4th 11/15/04 11/15/04 06/22/04 01/08/98 02/08/95

Note:

“1st” refers to the First Preference in Family-Based Immigration category, i.e., unmarried children of U.S. citizens over age of 21;

“2A” refers to the first subcategory of the Second Preference in Family-Based Immigration category, i.e., spouses or unmarried children under age 21 of permanent residents;

“2B” refers to the second subcategory of the Second Preference in Family-Based Immigration category, i.e., unmarried children of 21 years of age or older of permanent residents;

“3rd” refers to the Third Preference in Family-Based Immigration category, i.e., married children of U.S. citizens; and

“4th” refers to the Fourth Preference in Family-Based Immigration category, i.e., brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens.

Immediate family members of U.S. citizens, i.e., spouses, parents and unmarried children under age of 21, are not subject to the numerical restriction of visa quotas.

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