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January 2009 Visa Bulletin

For December 2008 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2009/visa-bulletin-december-2008.aspx

January 2009 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from January 1 to January 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.
Family All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 

15JUN02

15JUN02

15JUN02

01OCT92

15JUL93

2A

15MAY04

15MAY04

15MAY04

15AUG01

15MAY04

2B

22MAR00

22MAR00

22MAR00

01MAY92

01SEP97

3rd

01AUG00

01AUG00

01AUG00

01OCT92

22MAY91

4th

08FEB98

22AUG97

01NOV97

08MAR95

01MAY86

"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

CHINA-
mainland born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
Employment-Based





1st C C C C C
2nd C 08JUL04  01JUL03  C C
3rd 01MAY05 01JUN02 15OCT01 15NOV02 01MAY05
Other
Workers
15MAR03 15MAR03 15MAR03 15MAR03 15MAR03
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th C C C C C
Targeted Employment Areas/
Regional Centers
C 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.


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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