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Friday, March 11, 2016

Visa Bulletin April 2016


In the April 2016 Visa Bulletin there is no movement in the employment Filing Data Table. In the Final Action Table, EB-2 India advances slightly to 11/8/2008. EB-2 China moves forward by one month to 09/01/2012. EB-3 India moves forward by three weeks to 08/08/2004. EB3 China advances ten weeks to 08/15/2013.

Most family immigration categories move forward by about one month in the Final Action Table.  F1 Philippines advances three months to 07/01/2004.


AD: Dates for Final Action
FD : Dates for Filing Applications

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
09/22/2008
09/22/2008
09/22/2008
01/22/1995
07/01/2004
FD
10/01/2009
10/01/2009
10/01/2009
04/01/1995
09/01/2005
F2A
AD
10/22/2014
10/22/2014
10/22/2014
07/22/2014
10/22/2014
FD
06/15/2015
06/15/2015
06/15/2015
06/15/2015
06/15/2015
F2B
AD
06/15/2009
06/15/2009
06/15/2009
09/08/1995
04/01/2005
FD
12/15/2010
12/15/2010
12/15/2010
04/01/1996
05/01/2005
F3
AD
11/22/2004
11/22/2004
11/22/2004
10/01/1994
12/22/1993
FD
08/01/2005
08/01/2005
08/01/2005
05/01/1995
08/01/1995
F4
AD
07/22/2003
07/22/2003
07/22/2003
04/08/1997
09/01/1992
FD
05/01/2004
05/01/2004
05/01/2004
06/01/1998
01/01/1993

1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,000 per year).
2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.
2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.
3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens.(about 23,000 per year)
4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens.(about 65,000 per year)


EMPLOYMENT
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
EB1
AD
C
C
C
C
C
FD
C
C
C
C
C
EB2
AD
C
09/01/2012
11/08/2008
C
C
FD
C
06/01/2013
07/01/2009
C
C
EB3
AD
02/15/2016
08/15/2013
08/08/2004
02/15/2016
05/01/2008
FD
C
05/01/2015
07/01/2005
C
01/01/2010
Other Workers
AD
02/15/2016
03/01/2007
08/08/2004
02/15/2016
05/01/2008
FD
C
08/01/2007
07/01/2005
C
01/01/2010
EB4
AD
C
C
C
C
C
FD
C
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
02/01/2014
C
C
C
FD
C
05/01/2015
C
C
C

1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers, outstanding               prof./researchers)
2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.
3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)
4th: "Special Immigrants" (Religious & others)
5th: Employment Creation (Investors)

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