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Visa Numbers for October 2012


Availability of Immigrant Visa Numbers for October, 2012

By: Allen E. Kaye

Family-sponsored categories
  All chargeability areas except the countries separately listedChina (Mainland Born)IndiaMexico Philippines
F1Unmarried Sons & Daughters of U.S. citizens08 OCT 0508 OCT 0508 OCT 0515 JUN 9301 APR 96
F2ASpouses & Unmarried Children of Permanent Residents – Subject to Per Country Limit01 JUN 1001 JUN 1001 JUN 1015 MAY 1001 JUN 10
F2BUnmarried Sons & Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents15 SEP 0415 SEP 0415 SEP 0401 OCT 9222 JAN 02
3rdMarried Sons & Daughters of U.S. Citizens22 MAY 0222 MAY 0222 MAY 0208 FEB 9322 JUL 92
4thBrothers & Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens15 MAR 0115 FEB 0115 MAR 0122 JUN 9608 FEB 89
Employment-based categories
  All chargeability areas
except the countries
separately listed
China (mainland born)IndiaMexicoPhilippines
E1Priority WorkersCCCCC
E2Professionals Holding Advanced Degree or Persons of Exceptional Ability01 JAN 1215 JUL 0701 SEP 0401 JAN 1201 JAN 12
E3Skilled Workers & Professionals22 OCT 0608 FEB 0615 OCT 0222 OCT 0601 AUG 06
EWOther Workers (Unskilled Workers)22 OCT 0622 JUN 0315 OCT 0222 OCT 0601 AUG 06
E4Certain Special ImmigrantsCCCCC
E4Certain Religious Workers (SR)UUUUU
E5Employment Creation (Investors)CCCCC
E5Employment Creation (Investors in Targeted Employment Areas)CCCCC
E5Pilot ProgramsUUUUU


C = Current
U = Unavailable
Cut-off date
= The cut-off date is the priority date of the first applicant who could not be reached within the statutory limit for the month.

Only applicants who have priority dates earlier than the cut-off date may be allocated a number


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