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Monday, June 13, 2016

July 2016 Visa Bulletin

The July 2016 Visa Bulletin contains no big surprises.  There is very little movement in the employment visa categories, and major forward movements are unlikely for the last few months of the fiscal year.  The "final action" dates for India’s EB-2 and EB-3 move forward by one month. Mexico's EB4 category, like  El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, also has a cut-off date of 01/01/2010 

Most of the families visa categories have moderate forward movement. Both China and India's F1 move forward by two months, while F2A and F2B advance by about two weeks. But F3 and F4 remain unchanged.

AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)
FD : Dates for Filing Applications

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
03/22/2009
03/22/2009
03/22/2009
03/08/1995
02/01/2005
FD
10/01/2009
10/01/2009
10/01/2009
04/01/1995
09/01/2005
F2A
AD
11/15/2014
11/15/2014
11/15/2014
09/01/2014
11/15/2014
FD
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
F2B
AD
12/08/2009
12/08/2009
12/08/2009
09/08/1995
07/01/2005
FD
12/15/2010
12/15/2010
12/15/2010
05/15/1996
01/01/2006
F3
AD
12/01/2004
12/01/2004
12/01/2004
10/22/1994
03/01/1994
FD
08/01/2005
08/01/2005
08/01/2005
05/01/1995
08/01/1995
F4
AD
09/08/2003
01/01/2003
01/01/2001
04/15/1997
01/01/1993
FD
05/01/2004
05/01/2004
05/01/2004
06/01/1998
04/01/1993

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
 El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India
Mexico
Philippines
EB1
AD
C
C
C
C
C
C
FD
C
C
N/A
C
C
C
EB2
AD
C
01/01/2010
C
11/01/2004
C
C
FD
C
06/01/2013
N/A
07/01/2009
C
C
EB3
AD
03/01/2016
01/01/2010
03/01/2016
10/22/2004
03/01/2016
02/15/2009
FD
C
05/01/2015
N/A
07/01/2005
C
01/01/2010
Other Workers
AD
03/01/2016
01/01/2004
03/01/2016
10/22/2004
03/01/2016
02/15/2009
FD
C
08/01/2009
N/A
07/01/2005
C
01/01/2010
EB4
AD
C
C
01/01/2010
C
01/01/2010
C
FD
C
C
N/A
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
02/15/2014
C
C
C
C
FD
C
C
C
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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