U.S. Department of State Issues May 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State has released its Visa Bulletin for May 2016, which sets forth the availability of immigrant numbers for “Application Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications” for May. The following are summaries for Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based Visas as set forth in the Bulletin:

 Family-Sponsored

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01OCT09 01OCT09 01OCT09 01APR95 01SEP05
F2A 15JUN15 15JUN15 15JUN15 15JUN15 15JUN15
F2B 15DEC10 15DEC10 15DEC10 15DEC10 01APR96
F3 01AUG05 01AUG05 01AUG05 01MAY95 01AUG95
F4 01MAY04 01MAY04 01MAY04 01JUN98 01JAN93

Employment-Based

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JUN13 01JUL09 C C
3rd C 01MAY15 01JUL05 C 01JAN10
Other Workers C 01APR08 01JUL05 C 01JAN10
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01MAY15 C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) C 01MAY15 C C C
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