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January 2010 Visa Bulletin

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

For analysis of January 2010 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2010/visa-bulletin-analysis-january-2010.aspx

January 2010 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-
Sponsored
All
Charge ability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 01APR04 01APR04 01APR04 15AUG92 01DEC93
2A 01JAN06 01JAN06 01JAN06 01JAN04 01JAN06
2B 01DEC01 01DEC01 01DEC01 08JUN92 01JUL98
3rd 22MAY01 22MAY01 22MAY01 15SEP92 01DEC91
4th 01OCT99 01OCT99 01OCT99 22NOV95 01MAY87
"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 01MAY05 22JAN05  C C
3rd 01AUG02 01AUG02 22JUN01 01JUL02 01AUG02
Other Workers 01JUN01 01JUN01 01JUN01 01JUN01 01JUN01
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
5th Pilot Programs 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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