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May 11, 2017

JUNE 2017 VISA BULLETIN

LAW OFFICES OF NORKA M. SCHELL, LLC

11 Broadway, Suite 615
New York, NY 10004
Tel.(212)564-1589 and (973)621-9300



The following is the June 2017 Visa Bulletin with updates. 


FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES
First: (F1Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens:  23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.
Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents:  114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, plus any unused first preference numbers:
A. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents:  77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;
B. (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents:  23% of the overall second preference limitation.
Third: (F3) Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens:  23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.
Fourth: (F4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens:  65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.
A.  FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED
     PREFERENCE CASES
On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); "C" means current, i.e., numbers are authorized for issuance to all qualified applicants; and "U" means unauthorized, i.e., numbers are not authorized for issuance. (NOTE: Numbers are authorized for issuance only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the final action date listed below.)
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES 
F122DEC1022DEC1022DEC1001SEP95 22APR06
F2A15AUG1515AUG1515AUG1522JUL1515AUG15
F2B22OCT1022OCT1022OCT1008APR9622SEP06
F301JUL0501JUL0501JUL0522FEB9508OCT94
F408MAY0408MAY0415SEP0315JUL9722NOV93
22MAR05
22MAR05

B.  DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED
     VISA APPLICATIONS
The chart below reflects dates for filing visa applications within a timeframe justifying immediate action in the application process. Applicants for immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the application date in the chart below may assemble and submit required documents to the Department of State’s National Visa Center, following receipt of notification from the National Visa Center containing detailed instructions. The application date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who cannot submit documentation to the National Visa Center for an immigrant visa. If a category is designated “current,” all applicants in the relevant category may file applications, regardless of priority date.
The “C” listing indicates that the category is current, and that applications may be filed regardless of the applicant’s priority date. The listing of a date for any category indicates that only applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date may file their application. 
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES 
F122JUL1122JUL1122JUL1101APR9608SEP07
F2A08APR1608APR1608APR16 08APR16 08APR16
F2B01SEP1101SEP1101SEP1108AUG9622JUL07
F301DEC0501DEC0501DEC0501MAY9501FEB95
F415NOV0415NOV0422JUN0408JAN9808FEB95

EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES
First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.
Second Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.      
Third:  Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to "*Other Workers".
Fourth:  Certain Special Immigrants:  7.1% of the worldwide level.
Fifth:  Employment Creation:  7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.
A.  FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED
     PREFERENCE CASES
On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); "C" means current, i.e., numbers are authorized for issuance to all qualified applicants; and "U" means unauthorized, i.e., numbers are not authorized for issuance. (NOTE: Numbers are authorized for issuance only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the final action date listed below.)
Employ-
ment
based
All Charge-
ability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stC01JAN12C01JAN12CC
2ndC01MAR13C01JUL08CC
3rd15APR17 01OCT1415APR1715MAY05 15APR17 01MAY13
Other Workers15APR17 15JUL0615APR1715MAY0515APR17 01MAY13
4thCC15JUL15C15JUL15C
Certain Religious WorkersCC15JUL15C15JUL15C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C08JUN14CCCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08JUN14CCCC.
B.  DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED
     VISA APPLICATIONS
Employment-
based
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES 
1stCCCCC
2ndC01OCT1301FEB09 CC
3rdC01SEP1522APR06C01JUL14
Other WorkersC01JUN0822APR06C01JUL14
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01SEP14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01SEP14CCC

This chart was extract from US Visa US Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs available at www.travel.state.gov