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U.S. Visa Law & Policy

Visa Bulletin for March 2002


Number 42
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 U 15OCT88
2A* 15NOV96 15NOV96 22OCT94 15NOV96
2B 22JUL93 22JUL93 22OCT91 22JUL93
3rd 15MAY96 15MAY96 01JUL92 15JUN88
4th 22JAN90 01FEB89 22JAN90 15JAN80

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 10,050
ASIA:  AS 7,100 Except:  Bangladesh 3,250
EUROPE:  EU 10,150
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS):  NA 8
OCEANIA:  OC 345
SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN:  SA 825

Department of State Publication 9514
CA/VO: February 8, 2002

Number 42
Volume VIII