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April 2009 Visa Bulletin // With Comments and Discussion

March 10, 2009

The Visa Bulletin for April 2009 was posted by the State Department earlier today. Screenshots posted below.

Family Preference Categories

Fam-ily All Charge- ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPP-INES
1st 15AUG02 15AUG02 15AUG02 08OCT92 01AUG93
2A 15AUG04 15AUG04 15AUG04 01JAN02 15AUG04
2B 01SEP00 01SEP00 01SEP00 01MAY92 15JAN98
3rd 22AUG00 22AUG00 22AUG00 22OCT92 15JUN91
4th 15APR98 08JAN98 15APR98 22APR95 22JUN86

Employment Preference Categories

All
Charge-ability
Areas
Except
Those
Listed
CHINA-
mainland born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIP-PINES
Employ-ment
-Based
1st C C C C C
2nd C 15FEB05 15FEB04 C C
3rd 01MAR03 01MAR03 01NOV01 01MAR03 01MAR03
Other
Workers
01MAR01 01MAR01 01MAR01 01MAR01 01MAR01
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U
5th C C C C C
Targeted Employ-ment Areas C C C C C
5th Pilot Progams U U U U U

D. EXPIRATION OF TWO EMPLOYMENT VISA CATEGORIES

Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers:

Pursuant to Section 2(a) of the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act (Pub. L. 110-391), the nonminister special immigrant program expires on March 6, 2009.

Employment Fifth Preference Pilot Program Categories (I5, R5):

Pursuant to Section 144 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 110-329), the immigrant investor pilot program expires on March 6, 2009.

The cut-off dates for the above categories are shown as “Unavailable” for April. Congress is considering an extension for each of these categories, but there is no certainty when such legislative action may occur. If legislation to extend either of these categories is enacted, the cut-off date for that category would immediately become “Current.”

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Please feel free to post your comments concerning the April 2009 Visa Bulletin below:

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  1. sam
    November 10th, 2009 at 19:33 | #1

    @randy dilinila
    u just wait for the letters coming from d uscis,then from nvc

  2. November 13th, 2009 at 10:45 | #2

    Dear Sir,

    my petition for F1 category (india) was filed in Apr ’04.

    Currently Priority data is 22 Jan ’04.
    1)So when i will recv the visa call.
    2)My sister got married,so will usic consider her application under same category..we have not informed USIC the same.Pl. suggest what has to be done.
    3)If i marry now,before the visa call,can i apply for my hubby at the time of visa call..How?

    Pl. reply

    Regards,
    Falguni

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