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December 2008 Visa Bulletin

For November 2008 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2008/visa-bulletin-november-2008.aspx

For analysis of December 2008 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2008/visa-bulletin-analysis-december-2008.aspx

December 2008 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from December 1 to December 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-
Sponsored
All
Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 

22MAY02

22MAY02

22MAY02

22SEP92

01JUN93

2A

01APR04   

01APR04  

01APR04

01AUG01

01APR04

2B

15FEB00  

15FEB00  

15FEB00  

01MAY92

15JUL97

3rd

22JUL00  

22JUL00  

22JUL00  

01OCT92

15MAY91

4th

01JAN98 

15JUL97

15SEP97 

15FEB95

15APR86

"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 C C C C
2nd C 01JUN04  01JUN03 C C
3rd 01MAY05 01FEB02 01OCT01 01SEP02 01MAY05
Other
Workers
15JAN03 15JAN03 15JAN03 15JAN03 15JAN03
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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