U.S. Department of State – Priority Dates for Family Based Preferences, October 2006

U.S. Department of State – Priority Dates for Family Based Preferences, October 2006
NOTE: This information has been obtained
from the Department of State visa bulletin.

Family

All
Chargeability Areas

Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland
born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIP-PINES

1st

01MAY00

01MAY00

01MAY00

01JAN93

01NOV91

2A

22APR01

22APR01

22APR01

15OCT99

22APR01

2B

01JAN97

01JAN97

01JAN97

15FEB92

22JUL96

3rd

22OCT98

22OCT98

22OCT98

01JAN94

01AUG90

4th

15SEP95

01FEB95

01AUG95

15SEP93

01APR84

 

1st:

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of
Citizens: 23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.

2A:

Spouses and Children: 77% of the
overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the
per-country limit;

2B:

Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21
years of age or older): 23% of the overall second preference limitation.

3rd:

Married Sons and Daughters of
Citizens: 23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second
preferences.

4th:

Brothers and Sisters of Adult
Citizens: 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.

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