Visa Bulletin for February 2008
The following February 2008 visa bulletin was released by U.S. Department of State. The dates in the visa bulletin represent the earliest priority date that will be processed during the month the visa bulletin is issued for. Certain high demand countries such as China (Mainland Born), India, Mexico and Philippines have a much longer wait time compared to the rest of the world (ROW).

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"C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants.
"U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. 
Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.

Family-Sponsored Preferences

Family-Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 02/08/2002 02/08/2002 02/08/2002 07/01/1992 01/22/1993
F2A 03/15/2003 03/15/2003 03/15/2003 05/01/2002 03/15/2003
F2B 01/01/1999 01/01/1999 01/01/1999 03/22/1992 01/22/1997
F3 05/08/2000 05/08/2000 05/08/2000 07/08/1992 04/01/1991
F4 07/08/1997 11/15/1996 10/08/1996 11/01/1994 02/15/1986


In the above table, the categories listed are as follows:
F1 - Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens
F2A - Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents
F2B - Unmarried Sons and Daughters
F3 - Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens
F4 - Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

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Employment-Based Preferences

Employment-Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01/01/2003 U C C
3rd 11/01/2002 11/15/2001 05/08/2001 04/22/2001 11/01/2002
Other Workers 10/01/2001 10/01/2001 10/01/2001 10/01/2001 10/01/2001
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th C C C C C
5th Targeted Employment Areas C C C C C
Iraq Afghan Translators - - - -

In the above table, the categories listed are as follows:
EB1 - Priority Workers
EB2 - Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability
EB3 - Skilled Workers and Professionals
EB3-Other - Other Unskilled Workers
EB4 - Certain Special Immigrants
EB4-Religious - Religious Workers
EB4 - Iraq and Afghan Translators
EB5 - Employment Creation
EB5 - Targeted Employment Areas
EB5 - Pilot Programs

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