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May 14, 2015

June 2015 Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

Number 81 – Volume IX

Washington, D.C.

 

JUNE 2015

 

Family-Sponsored

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

F1

01SEP07

01SEP07

01SEP07

15NOV94

01MAR00

F2A

01OCT13

01OCT13

01OCT13

08AUG13

01OCT13

F2B

15SEP08

15SEP08

15SEP08

08APR95

01MAY04

F3

22FEB04

22FEB04

22FEB04

15APR94

15AUG93

F4

08SEP02

08SEP02

08SEP02

01MAR97

08NOV91

 

*NOTE:  For June, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 08AUG13.  F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 08AUG13 and earlier than 01OCT13.  (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

01JUN13

01OCT08

C

C

3rd

15FEB15

01SEP11

22JAN04

15FEB15

01JAN05

Other Workers

15FEB15

01JAN06

22JAN04

15FEB15

01JAN05

4th

C

C

C

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

C

C

C

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

C

01MAY13

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-june-2015.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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