This is an advertisement
Dinsmore | Immigration
 
Dinsmore | Immigration
Dinsmore immigration attorneys leverage more than 60 years of cumulative experience to craft strategies and solutions to meet unique immigration needs. We anticipate the areas where the U.S. government may challenge a case, reverse engineer the case to lower the risk of denial, and increase the odds of approval. 

We use leading web-based technology for case management, so your immigration coordinator, managers, and employees can access appropriate case information on a 24/7 basis.

Client Status / Client Login

Register for Immigration Alerts / Update your Information
Latest News
Aug 18, 2017

September 2017 Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

Number 9 – Volume X

Washington, D.C.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated at www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo, USCIS will use the chart below to determine who may file applications for adjustment of status (Form I-485) with USCIS during the month of September.  Only applicants with Priority Dates earlier than the cut-off dates listed below may file their I-485 adjustment of status applications with USCIS during September.

 

Family-
Sponsored

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

F1

01MAY10

01MAY10

01MAY10

01FEB96

01JAN07

F2A

01OCT15

01OCT15

01OCT15

22SEP15

01OCT15

F2B

01NOV10

01NOV10

01NOV10

01JUL96

01JAN07

F3

08JUL05

08JUL05

08JUL05

08APR95

15FEB95

F4

01JAN02

01JAN02

01JAN02

15SEP97

01JUN94

 

Employment-
Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA-mainland born

EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

01JAN12

C

01JAN12

C

C

2nd

01JAN16

15MAY13

01JAN16

22AUG08

01JAN16

01JAN16

3rd

C

01JAN12

C

15OCT06

C

01NOV15

Other Workers

C

01JAN04

C

15OCT06

C

01NOV15

4th

C

C

22OCT15

22OCT15

22OCT15

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

22OCT15

22OCT15

22OCT15

C

5th Non-Regional Center

C

15JUN14

C

C

C

C

5th Regional Center

C

15JUN14

C

C

C

C

 

“C” = Current. No queue or backlog in this visa category at this time.

“U” = Unavailable. No visas available in this category at this time.

 

Excerpted from  https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin/2017/visa-bulletin-for-September-2017.html


FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES

First: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of 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, and any unused first preference numbers:

A. Spouses and Children: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;

B. Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older): 23% of the overall second preference limitation.

Third: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

Fourth: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens: 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.

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 P.L. 102-395.
 

Dinsmore | Accomplish More

Stay Connected

Google + Facebook Twitter Linked in