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December 2012 Visa Bulletin

For November 2012 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2012/visa-bulletin-november-2012.aspx

For analysis of December 2012 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2012/visa-bulletin-analysis-december-2012.aspx

December 2012 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
F1 01DEC05 01DEC05  01DEC05 01JUL93 08OCT97
F2A 22AUG10 22AUG10 22AUG10 01AUG10 22AUG10
F2B 15NOV04 15NOV04 15NOV04 01NOV92  22MAR02
F3 08JUN02 08JUN02 08JUN02 01MAR93 01AUG92
F4 01APR01 01APR01 01APR01 22JUL96 22MAR89
"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 22OCT07 01SEP04 C C
3rd 22DEC06 01JUL06 01NOV02 22DEC06 15AUG06
Other Workers 22DEC06 01JUL03 01NOV02 22DEC06 15AUG06
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C

5th
Targeted
EmploymentAreas/
Regional Centers
and 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:
      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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