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January 2012 Visa Bulletin

For December 2011 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2011/visa-bulletin-december-2011.aspx

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

January 2012 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
Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 15OCT04 15OCT04 15OCT04 15APR93 15APR97
F2A 22APR09 22APR09 22APR09 22MAR09 22APR09
F2B 08SEP03 08SEP03 08SEP03 01DEC92 01SEP01
F3 01NOV01 01NOV01 01NOV01 22DEC92 15JUL92
F4 15AUG00 15AUG00 15AUG00 08MAY96 08OCT88
"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 01JAN09 01JAN09 C C
3rd 01FEB06 15OCT04 08AUG02 01FEB06 01FEB06
Other Workers 01FEB06 22APR03 01AUG02 01FEB06 01FEB06
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C

5th
Targeted
Employment Areas/
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.


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Current Step: If your priority date is not current, then you can calculate when it may become current, check your case status, case 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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