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January 2013 Visa Bulletin

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

For analysis of January 2013 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2013/visa-bulletin-analysis-january-2013.aspx

January 2013 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 22DEC05 22DEC05  22DEC05 08JUL93 22DEC97
F2A 22SEP10 22SEP10 22SEP10 01SEP10 22SEP10
F2B 08DEC04 08DEC04 08DEC04 22NOV92  15APR02
F3 22JUN02 22JUN02 22JUN02 08MAR93 08AUG92
F4 08APR01 08APR01 08APR01 22JUL96 15APR89
"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 08DEC07 01SEP04 C C
3rd 01FEB07 22SEP06 08NOV02 01FEB07 15AUG06
Other Workers 01FEB07 01JUL03 08NOV02 01FEB07 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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