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May 2006 Visa Bulletin

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

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

May 2006 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from May 1 to May 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 22APR01 22APR01 22APR01 01JAN91 22AUG91
2A* 01MAR02 01MAR02 01MAR02 15JUN99 01MAR02
2B 15JUL96 15JUL96 15JUL96 01SEP91 08JUL96
3rd 22JUL98 22JUL98 22JUL98 01JAN93 01JUL88
4th 01JAN95 01JAN95 01JUN94 15AUG93 15OCT83
"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-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C 01JUL04 01JUL05 C C
2nd C 01JAN04 01JAN03 C C
3rd 01MAY01 01MAY01 01MAR01 15APR01 01MAY01
Schedule A Workers C C C C C
Other Workers 01OCT00 01OCT00 01OCT00 01OCT00 01OCT00
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.


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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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