Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin For June 2018

Updated 05/02/2018

FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES

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.

 

1. FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 08APR11 08APR11 08APR11 01JUN97 22MAR06
F2A 08JUN16 08JUN16 08JUN16 08MAY16 08JUN16
F2B 22JUN11 22JUN11 22JUN11 15FEB97 15JAN07
F3 15MAR06 15MAR06 15MAR06 01OCT95 08APR95
F4 22OCT04 22OCT04 15MAR04 08JAN98 22FEB95

*NOTE: For May, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are authorized for issuance to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 22APR16. F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are authorized for issuance to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 22APR16 and earlier than 01JUN16. All F2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit.

2. DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 08JAN12 08JAN12 08JAN12 15JUL98 08OCT07
F2A 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17 22SEP17
F2B 08SEP11 08SEP11 08SEP11 22MAY97 08SEP07
F3 08SEP06 08SEP06 08SEP06 22SEP98 22JUL95
F4 01APR05 01APR05 01DEC04 08MAY98 15OCT95

 

EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES

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.

 

1. FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st Current 01JAN12 Current 01JAN12 Current Current Current
2nd Current 01SEP14 Current 26DEC08 Current Current Current
3rd Current 01JUN15 Current 01MAY08 Current 01JAN17 Current
Other Workers Current 01MAY07 Current 01MAY08 Current 01JAN17 Current
4th Current Current 15DEC15 Current 22OCT16 Current Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current 15DEC15 Current 22OCT16 Current Current
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
Current 01AUG14 Current Current Current Current 01AUG14
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
Current 01AUG14 Current Current Current Current 01AUG14

 

2. DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st Current Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current 01FEB15 Current 01APR09 Current Current
3rd Current 01JAN16 Current 01SEP08 Current 01JUL17
Other Workers Current 01JUN08 Current 01SEP08 Current 01JUL17
4th Current Current 15APR16 Current Current Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current 15APR16 Current Current Current
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
Current 01SEP14 Current Current Current Current
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
Current 01SEP14 Current Current Current Current

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