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U.S. Visa Law & Policy

Visa Bulletin for January 2002


Number 40
Volume VIII
Washington, D.C.

Priority Dates for Family Based Immigrant Visas

  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
Family        
1st 01MAR99 01MAR99

22APR94

08AUG88
2A* 01OCT96 01OCT96 22OCT94 01OCT96
2B 01JUL93 01JUL93 22OCT91 01JUL93
3rd 08MAY96 08MAY96 01JUL92 15MAR88
4th 01DEC89 01NOV88 01DEC89 15NOV79

Priority Dates for Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES

Employment-
Based

       
1st C C C C
2nd C C C C
3rd C C C C
Other Workers C C C C
4th C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C
5th C C C C
Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers C C C C

All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately

Region

AFRICA:  AF 6,650
ASIA:  AS 5,400 Except:  Bangladesh 2,275
EUROPE:  EU 6,535
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS):  NA 8
OCEANIA:  OC 250
SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN:  SA 600

Department of State Publication 9514
CA/VO: December 6, 2001
Number 40
Volume VIII