March 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Mar 3, 2012, 1:37 AM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 12:26 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-SponsoredAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA-mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101FEB0501FEB0501FEB0501MAY9322JUN97
F2A22JUL0922JUL0922JUL0901JUL09 22JUL09
F2B15NOV0315NOV0315NOV0301DEC9208DEC01
F301JAN0201JAN0201JAN0208JAN9322JUL92
F408OCT0008OCT0008OCT0022MAY9622DEC88

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
2ndC01MAY1001MAY10CC
3rd15MAR0601JAN0522AUG0215MAR0615MAR06
Other Workers15MAR0622APR0322AUG0215MAR0615MAR06
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.)
 
 
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