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May 2015 Visa Bulletin

For April 2015 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-april-2015.aspx

May 2015 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from May 1 to May 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-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 15AUG07 15AUG07  15AUG07 08NOV94 01FEB05
F2A 01SEP13 01SEP13 01SEP13 08AUG13 01SEP13
F2B 15SEP08 15SEP08 15SEP08 01APR95  22APR04
F3 22FEB04 22FEB04 22FEB04 15APR94 15AUG93
F4 01AUG02 01AUG02 01AUG02 15JUL97 22OCT91
"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.
Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JUN12 15APR08 C C
3rd 01JAN15 01MAY11 15JAN04 01JAN15 01JUL07
Other Workers 01JAN15 15NOV05 15JAN04 01JAN15 01JUL07
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

C 01MAY13 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.  OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF THE CHINA-mainland born
     EMPLOYMENT FIFTH PREFERENCE CATEGORY

Heavy applicant demand has required the implementation of an Employment Fifth preference cut-off date to hold number use within the maximum level of numbers which may be made available for use by such applicants during FY-2015. No specific prediction regarding movement of this date is possible at present. Future visa availability will depend on a combination of demand for numbers being reported each month, and the extent to which otherwise unused numbers may become available. An increase in visa demand by applicants with relatively early priority dates COULD make necessary a retrogression of this cut-off date prior to the end of the fiscal year; retrogression is NOT being predicted but it cannot be ruled out. It is extremely likely that this category will remain subject to a cut-off date indefinitely. 

E.  PHILIPPINES VISA AVAILABILITY

Family First preference: This cut-off date had been advanced very rapidly during the course of the last year in an effort to generate sufficient demand to fully utilize all available numbers. In recent months the amount of demand being received has been increasing at a steady pace. A continued increase in demand may require a retrogression of the cut-off date within the next several months to hold number use within the annual limit for this preference category. 

Employment Third preference: This cut-off date had also been advanced very rapidly in an effort to generate sufficient demand to fully utilize all available numbers. The current rate of increase in demand has required the retrogression of this cut-off date for the month of May, in an attempt to hold number use within the annual limit for this preference category. 


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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