The Visa Bulletin for September 2015

The Visa Bulletin for September 2015 was released.

Family-Sponsored Preferences Bulletin
For an explanation of the categories, see our Green Card page.

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 15DEC07 15DEC07 15DEC07 15NOV94 22OCT00
F2A 01MAR14 01MAR14 01MAR14 01FEB14 01MAR14
F2B 22DEC08 22DEC08 22DEC08 15JUL95 08SEP04
F3 08MAY04 08MAY04 08MAY04 22MAY94 15SEP93
F4 15JAN03 15JAN03 15JAN03 15MAR97 01MAR92

Family-Sponsored Preferences Analysis:

F1:

  • All chargeability areas not listed, China, and India moved up about a month and a half
  • Philippines moved up seven months
  • Mexico stayed the same

F2A:

  • Mexico moved three months
  • Everyone else moved up two and a half months

F2B:

  • All chargeability areas not listed, China, and India moved up a month
  • Mexico moved up three months
  • Philippines moved up three and a half months

F3:

  • Philippines moved up three weeks
  • All others moved up a month

F4

  • All chargeability areas not listed, China, India, and the Philippines moved up a month and a half
  • Mexico moved up two weeks

Employment-Based Preferences Bulletin
For an explanation of the categories, see our Green Card page.

“C” means Current
“U” means Unavailable

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN06 01JAN06 C C
3rd 15AUG15 22DEC04 22DEC04 15AUG15 22DEC04
Other Workers 15AUG15 01JAN04 22DEC04 15AUG15 22DEC04
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers and Pilot Programs
C 22SEP13 C C C

Employment-Based Preferences Analysis

EB-1:

  • Everyone is current

EB-2:

  • All chargeability areas not listed, Mexico, and the Philippines are current
  • China moved backwards almost eight years!
  • India moved back about two and a half years!

EB-3:

  • All chargeability areas not listed and Mexico moved up a month
  • China, India, and the Philippines moved up about six and a half months

EB-3 Other Workers:

  • All chargeability areas not listed and Mexico moved up a month
  • India, and the Philippines moved up about six and a half months
  • China stayed the same

EB-4:

  • Everyone is current

EB-5:

  • China moved up three weeks
  • Everyone else is current

The Visa Bulletin is an important tool that lets you know when your Visa priority date is or will be current. If your priority date is or will be current, it is important to contact the Los Angeles Immigration Center as soon as possible as the priority dates can change every month and sometimes they can move backwards.

To schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney, please call (310) 933-4455 or fill out our online form with a brief description of your situation.