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U.S. Visa Law & Policy

Visa Bulletin for May 2002


Number 44
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 01FEB89
2A* 15JAN97 15JAN97 22OCT94 15JAN97
2B 01SEP93 01SEP93 U 01SEP93
3rd 22JUN96 22JUN96 15JUL92 01NOV88
4th 15MAR90 01MAY89 15MAR90 01JUN80

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 17,000
ASIA:  AS 9,000 Except:  Bangladesh 4,300
EUROPE:  EU 15,150
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS):  NA 8
OCEANIA:  OC 412
SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN: S A 1,050

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

Number 44
Volume VIII