January 2013 Visa Bulletin

posted Dec 13, 2012, 7:29 AM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 7:35 AM ]

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 Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F122DEC0522DEC0522DEC0508JUL9322DEC97
F2A22SEP1022SEP1022SEP1001SEP1022SEP10
F2B08DEC0408DEC0408DEC0422NOV9215APR02
F322JUN0222JUN0222JUN0208MAR9308AUG92
F408APR0108APR0108APR0122JUL9615APR89



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 bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC08DEC0701SEP04CC
3rd01FEB0722SEP0608NOV0201FEB0715AUG06
Other Workers01FEB0701JUL0308NOV0201FEB0715AUG06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

CCCCC


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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