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Priority Dates

Employment Based

Employment Based Priority Dates : For August 2018

A.  APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st 01MAY16 01JAN12 01MAY16 01JAN12 01MAY16 01MAY16 01MAY16
2nd C 01MAR15 C 15MAR09 C C C
3rd C 01JUL14 C 01JAN09 C 01JUN17 C
Other Workers C 01MAY07 C 01JAN09 C 01JUN17 C
4th C C 08FEB16 08FEB16 08FEB16 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 08FEB16 08FEB16 08FEB16 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01AUG14 C C C C 01AUG14
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01AUG14 C C C C 01AUG14

B. DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 01APR15 C 22MAY09 C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01MAY09 C 01JUL17
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01MAY09 C 01JUL17
4th C C 01MAY16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01MAY16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01OCT14 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01OCT14 C C C C
Family Based

Family Based Priority Dates : For August 2018

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 08MAY11 08MAY11 08MAY11 01AUG97 01AUG06
F2A 22JUL16 22JUL16 22JUL16 01JUL16 22JUL16
F2B 22OCT11 22OCT11 22OCT11 01APR97 15FEB07
F3 15JUN06 15JUN06 15JUN06 01DEC95 01MAY95
F4 22DEC04 22DEC04 22MAR04 15JAN98 22APR95

B. DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 08MAR12 08MAR12 08MAR12 01SEP98 15FEB08
F2A 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17
F2B 08JAN12 08JAN12 08JAN12 08JUN97 15DEC07
F3 22SEP06 22SEP06 22SEP06 08OCT98 01AUG95
F4 01MAY05 01MAY05 01JAN05 01JUN98 01DEC95
Diversity Visa

Diversity Visa Priority Dates : For August 2018

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
AFRICA CURRENT Except:
Egypt:      21,325
ASIA CURRENT Except:
Nepal:       6,950
EUROPE 23,325
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) CURRENT
OCEANIA 1,400
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
1,585

The Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs Which Will Apply in September

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except
Those Listed Separately
AFRICA 39,500
ASIA CURRENT
EUROPE 25,775
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) CURRENT
OCEANIA 1,450
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
1,715

Processing Dates

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