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September 2008 Visa Bulletin

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

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

September 2008 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from September 1 to September 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  01APR02 01APR02 01APR02  08SEP92 01APR93
2A 01DEC03 01DEC03 01DEC03 U 01DEC03
2B 15DEC99 15DEC99 15DEC99 22APR92 08APR97
3rd 15JUN00 15JUN00 15JUN00 15SEP92 22APR91
4th 01OCT97 08APR97 08APR97 15JAN95 08MAR86
"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 01AUG06  01AUG06  C C
3rd U U U U U
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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