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The Visa Bulletin allows the potential migrant to know the date when they may obtain their Migrant Visa.

Just as we explained on our article published last Monday, this bulletin refers to Job and Family Sponsorships. Given their importance, we will address both cases. However, because of the length of the subject, we shall cover it in two days. Thus, today we will speak about job sponsored visas and, on a later issue, we will address family sponsored visas.

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However, before beginning our description of this bulletin, we will recall the categories of said Visa.

Categories of Job-based Visas from the Visa Bulletin:

EB1 (Priority workers):

This refers to people with extraordinary abilities. It also regards as such renowned professors or researchers and executives and managers for multinational companies.

EB2 (Professionals with advanced degrees):

This corresponds to people with an exceptional ability, whose work requires holding a university degree or higher. These petitions require that the employer obtains the approval of the Department of State. application-1915348_960_720

EB3 (Specialized and no specialized workers):

This refers to professionals, qualified and unqualified workers. The majority of petitions from this category require the approval of the Department of State.

EB4 (Religious workers and others):

This category is comprised by religious workers and those who are known as “special immigrants.”

EB5 (Investors):

This category comprises both inverstors of more than one million USD, as well as those who invest five hundred thousand USD in high unemployment or rural areas.

The information of the Employment Visa Bulletin is presented in two tables.

  1. Final Action Date for your petition.
Employ-
ment
based
All Charge-
ability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 15OCT12 C 15APR08 C C
3rd 01AUG16 08SEP13 01AUG16 15MAR05 01AUG16 22JUL11
Other Workers 01AUG16 01DEC05 01AUG16 15MAR05 01AUG16 22JUL11
4th C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C 08APR14 C C C C
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C 08APR14 C C C C

2. Date for the presentation of the corresponding applications.

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01MAR13 22APR09 C C
3rd C 01MAY14 01JUL05 C 01SEP13
Other Workers C 01AUG09 01JUL05 C 01SEP13
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15JUN14 C C C
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15JUN14 C C C

 

Important information:

  • People born in countries other than India, China, México and the Philippines must search under the column titled “All Chargeability Areas except Those Listed”.
  • C (Current), indicates that there is not a delay in a particular category.
  • U (Unavailable) indicates that it is not possible to request the permanent residency in that category.
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