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March 2012 Visa Bulletin

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

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

March 2012 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from March 1 to March 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 01FEB05 01FEB05 01FEB05 01MAY93 22JUN97
F2A 22JUL09 22JUL09 22JUL09 01JUL09  22JUL09
F2B 15NOV03 15NOV03 15NOV03 01DEC92 08DEC01
F3 01JAN02 01JAN02 01JAN02 08JAN93 22JUL92
F4 08OCT00 08OCT00 08OCT00 22MAY96 22DEC88
"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 01MAY10 01MAY10 C C
3rd 15MAR06 01JAN05 22AUG02 15MAR06 15MAR06
Other Workers 15MAR06 22APR03 22AUG02 15MAR06 15MAR06
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.


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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