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May 2012 Visa Bulletin

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

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

May 2012 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
F1 01MAY05 01MAY05  01MAY05 15MAY93 01JUL97
F2A 15NOV09 15NOV09 15NOV09 15OCT09 15NOV09
F2B 22FEB04 22FEB04 22FEB04 01DEC92  08DEC01
F3 08MAR02 08MAR02 08MAR02 15JAN93 22JUL92
F4 01DEC00 22NOV00 01DEC00 01JUN96 22JAN89
"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 15AUG07 15AUG07 C C
3rd 01MAY06 01APR05 08SEP02 01MAY06 01MAY06
Other Workers 01MAY06 22APR03 08SEP02 01MAY06 01MAY06
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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