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April 2004 Visa Bulletin

For March 2004 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2004/visa-bulletin-march-2004.aspx

For analysis of April 2004 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2004/visa-bulletin-analysis-april-2004.aspx

April 2004 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from April 1 to April 30 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.

Priority Dates for Family Based Immigrant Visas

Family

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

22OCT00

22OCT00

15OCT94

15JUL90

2A*

15JUL99

15JUL99

01JAN97

15JUL99

2B

08MAY95

08MAY95

22DEC91

08MAY95

3rd

08OCT97

08OCT97

01MAR95

01MAR90

4th

22MAY92

22FEB91

22MAY92

15MAR82

"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.

Priority Dates for Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

Employment-Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

INDIA

MEXICO PHILIPPINES

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.


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USCIS/NVC Timeframe: Please click here to see how long it currently takes to process application.

Current Step: If your priority date is not current, then you can calculate when it may become current, check your case status, case processing time, etc: https://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

Next Steps: If priority date is current and

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

2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: https://www.mygcvisa.com/nvc/overview-after-nvc-petition-approved.aspx

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