Visa Bulletin for October 2006

The Department of State released its visa bulletin for October 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

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

Jan 1, 1993

Nov 1, 1991

Family-2A

Apr 22, 2001

Apr 22, 2001

Apr 22, 2001

Oct 15, 1999

Apr 22, 2001

Family-2B

Jan 1, 1997

Jan 1, 1997

Jan 1, 1997

Feb 15, 1999

Jul 22, 1996

Family-3rd

Oct 22, 1998

Oct 22, 1998

Oct 22, 1998

Jan 1, 1994

Aug, 1, 1990

Family-4th

Sep 15, 1995

Feb 1, 1995

Aug 1, 1995

Sep 15, 1993

Apr 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 1, 2005

Jun 15, 2002

Current

Current

Employment-3rd

May 1, 2002

May 1, 2002

Apr 22, 2001

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2002

Employment-4th

Current

Current

Current

Current   

Current

Employment-5th

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Employment-Schedule A Workers

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Employment – Other Workers

Jan 1, 2001

Jan 1, 2001

Jan 1, 2001

Jan 1, 2001

Jan 1, 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

5,700

Africa – Except Egypt

3,100

Africa – Except Ethiopia

3,500

Africa – Except Nigeria

2,700

Asia

1,550

Europe

3,450

North America – Bahamas

4

Oceania

150

South America and the Caribbean

225

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