Visa Bulletin for October 2013
The following October 2013 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.

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

Further information on visa bulletin preferences

Family-Sponsored Preferences

Family-Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 10/01/2006 10/01/2006 10/01/2006 09/22/1993 06/01/2001
F2A 09/08/2013 09/08/2013 09/08/2013 09/01/2013 09/08/2013
F2B 03/01/2006 03/01/2006 03/01/2006 03/08/1994 02/08/2003
F3 01/22/2003 01/22/2003 01/22/2003 05/22/1993 01/01/1993
F4 08/08/2001 08/08/2001 08/08/2001 10/15/1996 03/22/1990



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 09/15/2008 06/15/2008 C C
3rd 07/01/2010 07/01/2010 09/22/2003 07/01/2010 12/15/2006
Other Workers 07/01/2010 09/22/2004 09/22/2003 07/01/2010 12/15/2006
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
5th Pilot Programs C C C C C

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

Further information on visa bulletin preferences

       
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