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August 2006 Visa Bulletin

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

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

August 2006 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from August 1 to August 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  01JAN97 01JAN97 01JAN97 01JUN92 01OCT91
2A 08SEP99 08SEP99 08SEP99 08SEP99 08SEP99
2B 22SEP96 22SEP96 22SEP96 01DEC91 01DEC92
3rd 08SEP98  08SEP98  08SEP98 01JAN81 01DEC85
4th 15JUN95 01JUL94  01JAN95 01JAN93  15JAN84
"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 C 01JAN06 C C
2nd C 01MAR05 U C C
3rd 01OCT01 01OCT01 01APR01 22APR01 01OCT01
Schedule A Workers C C C C C
Other Workers U U U U U
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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