Visa Bulletin for November 2006

The Department of State released its visa bulletin for November 2006. You can visit the Sate Department’s website to view the Visa Bulletin. We have summarized the priority dates for you below.

Family Based Immigration

All Areas of Chargeability Except Those Listed

China – mainland born

India

Mexico

Philippines

Family-1st

Apr 22, 2001

Apr 22, 2001

Apr 22, 2001

Jul 01, 1993

Nov 15, 1991

Family-2A

Sep 01, 2001

Sep 01, 2001

Sep 01, 2001

Dec 01, 1999

Sep 01, 2001

Family-2B

Feb 01, 1997

Feb 01, 1997

Feb 1, 1997

Feb 22, 1992

Aug 15, 1996

Family-3rd

Nov 15, 1998

Nov 15, 1998

Nov 15, 1998

Jan 1, 1995

Feb 08, 1991

Family-4th

Oct 22, 1995

Apr 22, 1995

Aug 1, 1995

Oct 22, 1993

May 1, 1984

Family-Sponsored Preferences

  1. First: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of US Citizens
  2. Second: A) Spouses and Children, and B)Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of Age or Older) of Permanent Residents
  3. Third: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens
  4. Fourth: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens

 Employment-Based Immigration

All Areas of Chargeability Except Those Listed

China – mainland born

India

Mexico

Philippines

Employment-1st

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Employment-2nd

Current

Apr 15, 2005

Jan 01, 2003

Current

Current

Employment-3rd

Jul 01, 2002

Jul 01, 2002

Apr 22, 2001

May 01, 2001

July 01, 2002

Employment-4th

Current

Current

Current

Current   

Current

Employment-5th

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Employment-Schedule A Workers

Oct 01, 2005

Oct 01, 2005

Oct 01, 2005

Oct 01, 2005

Oct 01, 2005

Employment – Other Workers

May 01, 2001

May 01, 2001

May 01, 2001

May 01, 2001

May 01, 2001

Employment – Religious Workers

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Employment-Targeted Employment Areas

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Employment-Based Preferences

  1. First: Priority Workers
  2. Second: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability
  3. Third: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers
  4. Fourth: Certain Special Immigrants
  5. Fifth: Employment Creation (Investors)

Diversity Visa Priority Dates

Region

Region Number

Africa

8,500

Africa – Except Egypt

5,600

Africa – Except Ethiopia

5,600

Africa – Except Nigeria

4,300

Asia

2,600

Europe

5,700

North America – Bahamas

6

Oceania

280

South America and the Caribbean

350