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October 2004 Visa Bulletin

For September 2004 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2004/visa-bulletin-september-2004.aspx

October 2004 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from October 1 to October 31 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
Family



1st

22OCT00

22OCT00

22MAR93

15AUG90

2A*

01MAY00

01MAY00

15SEP97

01MAY00

2B

01JUL95

01JUL95

22NOV91

01JUL95

3rd

22OCT97

22OCT97

15OCT92

01APR90

4th

15AUG92

01NOV91

15AUG92

22MAY82

"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.

Employment Based:
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES

Employment-Based





1st C C C C
2nd C C C C
3rd C C C C
Other Workers C C C C
4th C C C C
Certain Religious
Workers
C C C C
5th C C C C
Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers C C C C
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.

Special Notice from USCIS:(Show/Hide)

D. VISA AVAILABILITY DURING THE COMING MONTHS

During the past two years, the visa allocation system compensated for the reduction in CIS visa number demand by making very rapid advances in the visa cut-off dates. As the cut-off dates advanced, tens of thousands of applicants became eligible to file for adjustment of status at CIS offices. Heavy demand was expected as CIS began to address their backlog and finalize action on such cases. The Visa Office has been alerting interested parties to this possibility over the past two years, and this is exactly what has recently begun to happen.

FAMILY:  As CIS demand for visa numbers continues to increase, little if any forward movement of cut-off dates is expected during FY-2005, and the potential for retrogressions in certain categories cannot be ruled out. While retrogression of certain Family cut-off dates is not likely in the immediate future, it cannot be ruled out late in the fiscal year. This is because the CIS backlog is likely to include large numbers of applicants in all categories with priority dates well before the current cut-off dates.

EMPLOYMENT:  The increasing CIS use of numbers is likely to require the establishment of cut-off dates in one or more categories during FY-2005. Such action is expected in the Employment Third preference category as early as January.


Also See:
      Next Steps: If priority date is current and

      1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

      2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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