October 14, 2008

November 2008 Visa Bulletin

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT VISA BULLETIN

NOVEMBER 2008

(COURTESY OF THE LAW OFFICE OF RANDALL CAUDLE)

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

PREFERENCES

WORLDWIDE

CHINA (PRC)-
mainland
born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st (USC Unmarried Sons & Daughters over 21)

MAY 01, 2002

MAY 01, 2002

MAY 01, 2002

SEP. 15, 1992

MAY 01, 1993

2A (LPR Spouses & Unmarried Children under 21)

FEB. 08, 2004

FEB. 08, 2004

FEB. 08, 2004

JULY 15, 2001

FEB. 08, 2004

2B (LPR Unmarried Sons & Daughters over 21)

JAN. 15, 2000

JAN. 15, 2000

JAN. 15, 2000

APRIL 22, 1992

JUNE 15, 1997

3rd (USC Married Sons & Daughters)

JULY 01, 2000

JULY 01, 2000

JULY 01, 2000

SEPT. 15, 1992

MAY 08, 1991

4th (USC Brothers & Sisters)

NOV. 15, 1997

JUNE 08, 1997

JULY 22, 1997

JAN. 22, 1995

MAR. 22, 1986

EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION

PREFERENCES

WORLDWIDE

CHINA (PRC) Mainland Born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st (EB-1)

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

2nd (EB-2)

CURRENT

JUN. 01, 2004

JUN. 01, 2003

CURRENT

CURRENT

3rd (EB-3)

MAY 01, 2005

FEB. 01, 2002

OCT. 01, 2001

SEP, 01, 2002

MAY 01, 2005

Schedule A Workers

(RNs, PTs )

JAN. 15, 2003

JAN. 15, 2003

JAN. 15, 2003

JAN. 15, 2003

JAN. 15, 2003

Unskilled Workers (less than 2 years exp. Required)

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

4th (EB-4)

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

Religious Workers

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

5th (EB-5) (Investors)

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

CURRENT

Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets an annual family-sponsored preference limit of 226,000. The annual limit for employment-based preference immigrants is 140,000.

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