December 2011 Visa Bulletin

posted Nov 22, 2011, 4:16 AM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 12:28 PM ]
The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. For help understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please click this link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   
 
For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows for December 2011:
 
Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01SEP04 01SEP04 01SEP04 08APR93 01MAR97
F2A 22MAR09 22MAR09 22MAR09 08FEB09 22MAR09
F2B 15AUG03 15AUG03 15AUG03 22NOV92 15AUG01
F3 08OCT01 08OCT01 08OCT01 15DEC92 08JUL92
F4 15JUL00 15JUL00 15JUL00 01MAY96 08SEP88
 
 
For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows for December 2011:
 
Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 15MAR08 15MAR08 C C
3rd 15JAN06 08SEP04 01AUG02 15JAN06 15JAN06
Other Workers 01JAN06 22APR03 22JUL02 01JAN06 01JAN06
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
 
On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)
 
 
Copyright 2011 Gordon Yang
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