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Visa Bulletin for February 2003


Number 54
Volume VIII
Washington, D.C.

Priority Dates for Family Based Immigrant Visas

  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed MEXICO PHILIPPINES
Family      
1st 22MAY99 01APR93 01APR90
2A* 15NOV97 08JUN95 15NOV97
2B 22MAY94 01NOV91 22MAY94
3rd 08FEB97 15FEB93 08DEC89
4th 08FEB91 08FEB91 15DEC81


Priority Dates for Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed MEXICO PHILIPPINES

Employment-Based

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

 

 All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately

Region

AFRICA:  AF 12,250
ASIA:  AS 6,000, Except: BANGLADESH 5,600
EUROPE:  EU 19,125
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS):  NA 12
OCEANIA:  OC 290
SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN:  SA 775


Department of State Publication 9514
CA/VO: January 8, 2003