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Immigrant Visa Priority Dates for December 2008

In December 2008, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State will be processing visas for petitions filed before the following dates:
  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China — Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
F1 (Unmarried Children of US Citizens) May 22, 2002 F1 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 21 days.
May 22, 2002 F1 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 21 days.
May 22, 2002 F1 India
Date moved forward 21 days.
September 22, 1992 F1 Mexico
Date moved forward 7 days.
June 1, 1993 F1 Philippines
Date moved forward 31 days.
F2A (Spouse & Children of Green Card Holders) April 1, 2004 F2A All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 53 days.
April 1, 2004 F2A China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 53 days.
April 1, 2004 F2A India
Date moved forward 53 days.
August 1, 2001 F2A Mexico
Date moved forward 17 days.
April 1, 2004 F2A Philippines
Date moved forward 53 days.
F2B (Unmarried Children of Green Card Holders) February 15, 2000 F2B All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 31 days.
February 15, 2000 F2B China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 31 days.
February 15, 2000 F2B India
Date moved forward 31 days.
May 1, 1992 F2B Mexico
Date moved forward 9 days.
July 15, 1997 F2B Philippines
Date moved forward 30 days.
F3 (Married Children of US Citizens) July 22, 2000 F3 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 21 days.
July 22, 2000 F3 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 21 days.
July 22, 2000 F3 India
Date moved forward 21 days.
October 1, 1992 F3 Mexico
Date moved forward 16 days.
May 15, 1991 F3 Philippines
Date moved forward 7 days.
F4 (Siblings of US Citizens) January 1, 1998 F4 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 47 days.
July 15, 1997 F4 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 37 days.
September 15, 1997 F4 India
Date moved forward 55 days.
February 15, 1995 F4 Mexico
Date moved forward 24 days.
April 15, 1986 F4 Philippines
Date moved forward 24 days.
EB1 (Extraordinary Ability) All dates E1 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
No change.
All dates E1 China — Mainland Born
No change.
All dates E1 India
No change.
All dates E1 Mexico
No change.
All dates E1 Philippines
No change.
EB2 (Professionals/Exceptional Ability) All dates E2 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
No change.
June 1, 2004 E2 China — Mainland Born
No change.
June 1, 2003 E2 India
No change.
All dates E2 Mexico
No change.
All dates E2 Philippines
No change.
EB3 (Skilled Workers) May 1, 2005 E3 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
No change.
February 1, 2002 E3 China — Mainland Born
No change.
October 1, 2001 E3 India
No change.
September 1, 2002 E3 Mexico
No change.
May 1, 2005 E3 Philippines
No change.
EB3 (Other Workers) January 15, 2003 Other Workers All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
No change.
January 15, 2003 Other Workers China — Mainland Born
No change.
January 15, 2003 Other Workers India
No change.
January 15, 2003 Other Workers Mexico
No change.
January 15, 2003 Other Workers Philippines
No change.
EB4 (Special Immigrants) All dates E4 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
No change.
All dates E4 China — Mainland Born
No change.
All dates E4 India
No change.
All dates E4 Mexico
No change.
All dates E4 Philippines
No change.
EB4 (Religious Workers) All dates Religious Workers All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
All dates Religious Workers China — Mainland Born
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
All dates Religious Workers India
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
All dates Religious Workers Mexico
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
All dates Religious Workers Philippines
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
EB5 (Employment Creation) All dates E5 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
No change.
All dates E5 China — Mainland Born
No change.
All dates E5 India
No change.
All dates E5 Mexico
No change.
All dates E5 Philippines
No change.
EB5 (Targeted Area) All dates Targeted Employment Areas All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
No change.
All dates Targeted Employment Areas China — Mainland Born
No change.
All dates Targeted Employment Areas India
No change.
All dates Targeted Employment Areas Mexico
No change.
All dates Targeted Employment Areas Philippines
No change.