Visa Bulletin May 2015

FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES

First: (F1) Unmarried 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:

  1. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;
  2. (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.

Family SponsoredAll Charge-

ability Areas

Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornIndiaMexicoPhilippines
F115AUG0715AUG0715AUG0708NOV9401FEB05
F201SEP1301SEP1301SEP1308AUG1301SEP13
F2B15SEP0815SEP0815SEP0801APR9522APR04
F322FEB0422FEB0422FEB0415APR9415AUG93
F401AUG0201AUG0201AUG0215JUL9722OCT91

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.

Employment-

Based

All Charge-

ability Areas

Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornIndiaMexicoPhilippines
EB-1CCCCC
EB-2C01JUN1215APR08CC
EB-301JAN1501MAY1115JAN0401JAN1501JUL07
EB-3 Other Workers01JAN1515NOV0515JAN0401JAN1501JUL07
EB-4CCCCC
EB-5C01MAY13CCC

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