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May 2009 Visa Bulletin

For April 2009 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2009/visa-bulletin-april-2009.aspx

For analysis of May 2009 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2009/visa-bulletin-analysis-may-2009.aspx

May 2009 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-
Sponsored
All
Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st  22SEP02 22SEP02 22SEP02 08OCT92 01AUG93
2A 08OCT04  08OCT04 08OCT04  01APR02  08OCT04
2B 15NOV00 15NOV00 15NOV00  01MAY92 01FEB98
3rd 08SEP00  08SEP00  08SEP00 22OCT92  22JUN91
4th 08JUN98 22MAR98  08JUN98  01MAY95 08JUL86
"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 15FEB05 15FEB04 
3rd
Other
Workers
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:
      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://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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