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Aug 08, 2019

August 2019 Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

Number 32 – Volume X

Washington, D.C.

 

AUGUST 2019

 

As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated at www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo, USCIS will use the charts below to determine who may file applications for adjustment of status (Form I-485) with USCIS during the month of August.  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 August.

 

Family-
Sponsored

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

F1

01MAR13

01MAR13

01MAR13

01NOV99

22AUG08

F2A

C

C

C

C

C

F2B

01SEP14

01SEP14

01SEP14

01FEB99

01NOV08

F3

22DEC07

22DEC07

22DEC07

15JUL00

01APR98

F4

15DEC06

15DEC06

15MAY05

15DEC98

01NOV98

 

Employment-
Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

VIETNAM

1st

01JUL16

01JUL16

01JUL16

01JAN15

01JUL16

01JUL16

01JUL16

2nd

01JAN17

01JAN17

01JAN17

02MAY09

01JAN17

01JAN17

01JAN17

3rd

01JUL16

01JUL16

01JUL16

01JAN06

01JUL16

01JUL16

01JUL16

Other Workers

01JUL16

22NOV07

01JUL16

01JAN06

01JUL16

01JUL16

01JUL16

4th

C

C

01JUL16

C

01JUL16

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

01JUL16

C

01JUL16

C

C

5th Non-Regional Center

C

15OCT14

C

15OCT14

C

C

15OCT14

5th Regional Center

C

15OCT14

C

15OCT14

C

C

15OCT14

 

“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-August-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.
 

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