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Oct 10, 2014

November 2014 Visa Bulletin


 

Visa Bulletin

Number 74 / Volume IX

Washington, D.C.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

 

Family-Sponsored

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

F1

08JUN07

08JUN07

08JUN07

08JUL94

01NOV04

F2A

01MAR13

01MAR13

01MAR13

22SEP12

01MAR13

F2B

01JAN08

01JAN08

01JAN08

08SEP94

01JAN04

F3

08DEC03

08DEC03

08DEC03

01NOV93

08JUN93

F4

08FEB02

08FEB02

08FEB02

15FEB97

01MAY91

 

*NOTE:  For November, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 22SEP12.  F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 22SEP12 and earlier than 01MAR13.  (All F2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit; there are no F2A numbers for MEXICO subject to per-country limit.) 

 

 

Employment-Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

08DEC09

15FEB05

C

C

3rd

01JUN12

01JAN10

22NOV03

01JUN12

01JUN12

Other Workers

01JUN12

22JUL05

22NOV03

01JUN12

01JUN12

4th

C

C

C

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

C

C

C

5th / Targeted
Employment Areas/
Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

C

C

C

C

C

 

“C” = Current.  No queue or backlog in this visa category at this time

“U” = Unavailable.  No visas available in this category at this time

 

Excerpted from  http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-november-2014.html


FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES

First: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents: 114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, and any unused first preference numbers:

A. Spouses and Children: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;

B. Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older): 23% of the overall second preference limitation.

Third: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

Fourth: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens: 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES

First: Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to "Other Workers".

Fourth: Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth: Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of P.L. 102-395.

 

 

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