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March 2005 Visa Bulletin

For February 2005 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2005/visa-bulletin-february-2005.aspx

For analysis of March 2005 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2005/visa-bulletin-analysis-march-2005.aspx

March 2005 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from March 1 to March 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 22FEB01 22FEB01 22FEB01 22OCT94 15NOV90
2A* 15NOV00 15NOV00 15NOV00 15DEC97 15NOV00
2B 15SEP95 15SEP95 15SEP95 15MAR92 15SEP95
3rd 15JAN98 15JAN98 15JAN98 08APR95 01JUL90
4th 01MAR93 01MAR93 22JUL92 01MAR93 22OCT82
"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 CH IN ME PH
1st C C C C C
2nd C C C C C
3rd C 01MAR02 01MAR02 C 01MAR02
Other Workers 01JUL01 01JUL01 01JUL01 01JUL01 01JUL01
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: 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://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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