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July 2015 Visa Bulletin

For June 2015 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-june-2015.aspx

For analysis of July 2015 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-analysis-july-2015.aspx

July 2015 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from July 1 to July 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 01OCT07 01OCT07  01OCT07 15NOV94 15MAR00
F2A 08NOV13 08NOV13 08NOV13 15SEP13 08NOV13
F2B 15OCT08 15OCT08 15OCT08 08APR95  15MAY04
F3 15MAR04 15MAR04 15MAR04 22APR94 22AUG93
F4 22OCT02 22OCT02 22OCT02 01MAR97 08DEC91
"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 01OCT13 01OCT08 C C
3rd 01APR15 01SEP11 01FEB04 01APR15 U
Other Workers 01APR15 01JAN06 01FEB04 01APR15 U
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C

5th
Targeted
EmploymentAreas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

C 01SEP13 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.

Special Notice from USCIS:(Show/Hide)

D.  PHILIPPINES EMPLOYMENT THIRD PREFERENCE AND THIRD OTHER WORKER PREFERENCE CATEGORIES ARE
     UNAVAILABLE FOR JULY

Despite two retrogressions of the Philippines Employment Third and Third Other Worker cut-off dates in an attempt to hold number use within the annual limit, it has now become necessary to make the category "Unavailable" for the month of July.

It is possible that some unused numbers from the Second preference category may become available for September use. If not, Philippines Third preference numbers will once again be available beginning October 1, 2015 under the FY-2016 annual numerical limitations. 


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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, 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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