VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2008

Availability of immigrant numbers during June. Only applicants who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off date may be allotted a number. 

FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES

First:  Unmarried Sons and Daughters of 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, and any unused first preference numbers:

A.  Spouses and Children:  77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;

B.  Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older):  23% of the overall second preference limitation.

Third:  Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens:  23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

Fourth:  Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens:  65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.

Family Based

All chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA –mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

15MAR02

15MAR02

15MAR02

22JUL92

15MAR93

2A

15JUL03

15JUL03

15JUL03

01MAY02

15JUL03

2B

01AUG99

01AUG99

01AUG99

08APR92

22FEB97

3rd

08JUN00

08JUN00

08JUN00

01AUG92

01APR91

4th

22AUG97

01FEB97

01FEB97

15DEC94

08MAR86

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 P.L. 102-395.

"C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available.  (NOTE:  Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.)

Employment Based

All Chrgeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA – mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

01APR04

01APR04

C

C

3rd

01MAR06

22MAR03

01NOV01

01JUL02

01MAR06

Other Workers

01JAN03

01JAN03

01JAN03

01JAN03

01JAN03

4th

C

C

C

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

C

C

C

5th

C

C

C

C

C

Targeted Employment Areas/ Regional Centers

C

C

C

C

C

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