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February 2004 Visa Bulletin

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

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

February 2004 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from February 1 to February 29 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

08SEP00 08SEP00 15OCT94 01JUN90

2A*

01MAR99 01MAR99 01AUG96 01MAR99

2B

08MAY95 08MAY95 08DEC91 08MAY95

3rd

15SEP97 15SEP97 08JAN95 15JAN90

4th

01APR92 22DEC90 01APR92 22JAN82
"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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