Visa Bulletin for August 2017
The following August 2017 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 "FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS" 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 VISA APPLICATIONS:

APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES

Family-Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 12/22/2010 12/22/2010 12/22/2010 02/01/1996 10/15/2006
F2A 09/22/2015 09/22/2015 09/22/2015 09/01/2015 09/22/2015
F2B 11/01/2010 11/01/2010 11/01/2010 07/01/1996 12/08/2006
F3 07/08/2005 07/08/2005 07/08/2005 04/08/1995 01/22/1995
F4 05/08/2004 05/08/2004 09/22/2003 09/15/1997 04/08/1994


DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

Family-Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 07/22/2011 07/22/2011 07/22/2011 04/01/1996 09/08/2007
F2A 04/08/2016 04/08/2016 04/08/2016 04/08/2016 04/08/2016
F2B 09/01/2011 09/01/2011 09/01/2011 08/08/1996 07/22/2007
F3 12/01/2005 12/01/2005 12/01/2005 05/01/1995 02/01/1995
F4 11/15/2004 11/15/2004 06/22/2004 01/08/1998 02/08/1995



EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS:

APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES

Employment-Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C 01/01/2012 01/01/2012 C C
2nd 04/01/2015 04/22/2013 07/22/2008 04/01/2015 04/01/2015
3rd C 01/01/2012 07/15/2006 C 06/01/2015
Other Workers C 01/01/2004 07/15/2006 C 06/01/2015
4th C C 09/15/2015 09/15/2015 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 09/15/2015 09/15/2015 C
5th C 06/15/2014 C C C
5th Targeted Employment Areas C 06/15/2014 C C C


DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

Employment-Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 10/01/2013 02/01/2009 C C
3rd C 09/01/2015 01/01/2007 C 01/01/2016
Other Workers C 06/01/2008 01/01/2007 C 01/01/2016
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th C 09/01/2014 C C C
5th Targeted Employment Areas C 09/01/2014 C C C

In the "EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS" 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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