This is an advertisement
Dinsmore | Immigration
 
Dinsmore | Immigration
Dinsmore immigration attorneys leverage more than 60 years of cumulative experience to craft strategies and solutions to meet unique immigration needs. We anticipate the areas where the U.S. government may challenge a case, reverse engineer the case to lower the risk of denial, and increase the odds of approval. 

We use leading web-based technology for case management, so your immigration coordinator, managers, and employees can access appropriate case information on a 24/7 basis.

Client Status / Client Login

Register for Immigration Alerts / Update your Information
Latest News
Apr 18, 2019

April 2019 Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

Number 28 – Volume X

Washington, D.C.

 

APRIL 2019

 

As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated at www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo, USCIS will use the chart below to determine who may file applications for adjustment of status (Form I-485) with USCIS during the month of April.  Only applicants with Priority Dates earlier than the cut-off dates listed below may file their I-485 adjustment of status applications with USCIS during April.

 

Family-
Sponsored

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

F1

01JUL12

01JUL12

01JUL12

01OCT99

08APR08

F2A

15DEC17

15DEC17

15DEC17

15DEC17

15DEC17

F2B

01JUL14

01JUL14

01JUL14

01JUL98

01MAR08

F3

22APR07

22APR07

22APR07

15JUN00

01SEP97

F4

01AUG06

01AUG06

15FEB05

15NOV98

15JAN98

 

Employment-
Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

VIETNAM

1st

01FEB18

22FEB17

01FEB18

22FEB17

01FEB18

01FEB18

01FEB18

2nd

C

01APR16

C

12APR09

C

C

C

3rd

C

01AUG15

C

22JUN09

C

01MAR18

C

Other Workers

C

22AUG07

C

22JUN09

C

01MAR18

C

4th

C

C

08MAR16

C

01APR18

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

08MAR16

C

01APR18

C

C

5th Non-Regional Center

C

15SEP14

C

C

C

C

22 AUG16

5th Regional Center

C

15SEP14

C

C

C

C

22 AUG16

 

“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  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-April-2019.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.

 

Dinsmore | Accomplish More

Stay Connected

Google + Facebook Twitter Linked in