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April 2006 Visa Bulletin

For March 2006 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2006/visa-bulletin-march-2006.aspx

For analysis of April 2006 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2006/visa-bulletin-analysis-april-2006.aspx

April 2006 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.
Family All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 22APR01 22APR01 22APR01 08AUG94 22AUG91
2A* 01MAR02 01MAR02 01MAR02 15JUN99 01MAR02
2B 15JUL96 15JUL96 15JUL96 15FEB92 08JUL96
3rd 22JUL98 22JUL98 22JUL98 01JAN95 08FEB91
4th 08NOV94 08NOV94 01APR94 15AUG93 08OCT83
"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 INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C 01JAN04 01JAN05 C C
2nd C 01JAN03 01JUL02 C C
3rd 01MAY01 01MAY01 01FEB01 08APR01 01MAY01
Schedule A Workers C C C C C
Other Workers 01OCT01 01OCT01 01OCT01 01OCT01 01OCT01
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:

      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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