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January 2008 Visa Bulletin

For December 2007 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2007/visa-bulletin-december-2007.aspx

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

January 2008 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from January 1 to January 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  01FEB02 01FEB02   01FEB02   01JUL92  22NOV92
2A 22FEB03 22FEB03 22FEB03 01MAY02 22FEB03
2B 22NOV98 22NOV98 22NOV98 22MAR92 15JAN97
3rd 08MAY00 08MAY00 08MAY00 08JUL92 01APR91
4th 08JUL97  01NOV96 15SEP96  01OCT94 01FEB86
"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 01JAN03  01JAN00 C C
3rd 15OCT02   01NOV01 01MAY01 22APR01 15OCT02
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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