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December 2004 Visa Bulletin

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

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

December 2004 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from December 1 to December 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 INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 22NOV00 22NOV00 15JUL94 15OCT90
2A* 01JUL00 01JUL00 22SEP97 01JUL00
2B 22JUL95 22JUL95 01JAN92 22JUL95
3rd 01DEC97 01DEC97 01JUL94 01JUN90
4th 08OCT92 15FEB92 08OCT92 22SEP82
"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 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.


Also See:

      Current Step: If your priority date is not current, then you can calculate when it may become current, check your case status, 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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