January 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Jan 12, 2012, 1:27 AM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 12:27 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:
 
Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 15OCT04 15OCT04 15OCT04 15APR93 15APR97
F2A 22APR09 22APR09 22APR09 22MAR09 22APR09
F2B 08SEP03 08SEP03 08SEP03 01DEC92 01SEP01
F3 01NOV01 01NOV01 01NOV01 22DEC92 15JUL92
F4 15AUG00 15AUG00 15AUG00 08MAY96 08OCT88
 

For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN09 01JAN09 C C
3rd 01FEB06 15OCT04 08AUG02 01FEB06 01FEB06
Other Workers 01FEB06 22APR03 01AUG02 01FEB06 01FEB06
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 2012 Gordon Yang
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