April 18, 2008

May 2008 U.S. State Department Visa Bulletin

Family Immigration - Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act sets an annual family-sponsored preference limit of 226,000.
  • 1st Preference (USC unmarried sons & daughters over 21)
    • Worldwide: 08 March 2002
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 08 March 2002
    • India: 08 March 2002
    • Mexico: 09 July 1992
    • Philippines: 15 March 1993
  • 2A Preference (LPR spouses & unmarried children under 21)
    • Worldwide: 08 June 2003
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 08 June 2003
    • India: 08 June 2003
    • Mexico: 01 May 2002
    • Philippines: 08 June 2003
  • 2B Preference (LPR unmarried sons & daughters over 21)
    • Worldwide: 01 June 1999
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 01 June 1999
    • India: 01 June 1999
    • Mexico: 01 April 1992
    • Philippines: 15 February 1997
  • 3rd Preference (USC married sons & daughters)
    • Worldwide: 08 June 2000
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 08 June 2000
    • India: 08 June 2000
    • Mexico: 22 July 1992
    • Philippines: 01 April 1991
  • 4th Preference (USC brothers & sisters)
    • Worldwide: 08 August 1997
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 15 January 1997
    • India: 01 January 1997
    • Mexico: 15 December 1994
    • Philippines: 08 March 1986
Employment Based - Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act sets an annual limit for employment-based preference limit of 140,000
  • 1st Preference (EB-1)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • 2nd Preference (EB-2)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 01 January 2004
    • India: 01 January 2004
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • 3rd Preference (EB-3)
    • Worldwide: 01 March 2006
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 22 March 2003
    • India: 01 November 2001
    • Mexico: 01 July 2002
    • Philippines: 01 March 2006
  • Schedule A workers (RNs, PTs)
    • Worldwide: UNAVAILABLE
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: UNAVAILABLE
    • India: UNAVAILABLE
    • Mexico: UNAVAILABLE
    • Philippines: UNAVAILABLE
  • Unskilled Workers (less than 2 years experience required)
    • Worldwide: 01 January 2003
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 01 January 2003
    • India: 01 January 2003
    • Mexico: 01 January 2003
    • Philippines: 01 January 2003
  • 4th Preference (EB-4)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • Religious Workers
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • Iraqi & Afghani Translators
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • 5th Preference (EB-5: Investors)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • Targeted Employment Areas/ Regional Centers)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT

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