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Immigrant Visa Priority Dates for October 2008

In October 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) April 15, 2002 F1 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 14 days.
April 15, 2002 F1 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 14 days.
April 15, 2002 F1 India
Date moved forward 14 days.
September 8, 1992 F1 Mexico
No change.
April 1, 1993 F1 Philippines
No change.
F2A (Spouse & Children of Green Card Holders) January 1, 2004 F2A All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 31 days.
January 1, 2004 F2A China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 31 days.
January 1, 2004 F2A India
Date moved forward 31 days.
May 1, 2001 F2A Mexico
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
January 1, 2004 F2A Philippines
Date moved forward 31 days.
F2B (Unmarried Children of Green Card Holders) December 15, 1999 F2B All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
No change.
December 15, 1999 F2B China — Mainland Born
No change.
December 15, 1999 F2B India
No change.
April 22, 1992 F2B Mexico
No change.
May 8, 1997 F2B Philippines
Date moved forward 30 days.
F3 (Married Children of US Citizens) June 22, 2000 F3 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 7 days.
June 22, 2000 F3 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 7 days.
June 22, 2000 F3 India
Date moved forward 7 days.
September 15, 1992 F3 Mexico
No change.
May 1, 1991 F3 Philippines
Date moved forward 9 days.
F4 (Siblings of US Citizens) October 22, 1997 F4 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 21 days.
May 1, 1997 F4 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 23 days.
May 22, 1997 F4 India
Date moved forward 44 days.
January 15, 1995 F4 Mexico
No change.
March 8, 1986 F4 Philippines
No change.
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.
April 1, 2004 E2 China — Mainland Born
Date moved back 852 days.
April 1, 2003 E2 India
Date moved back 1218 days.
All dates E2 Mexico
No change.
All dates E2 Philippines
No change.
EB3 (Skilled Workers) January 1, 2005 E3 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
October 1, 2001 E3 China — Mainland Born
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
July 1, 2001 E3 India
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
July 1, 2002 E3 Mexico
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
January 1, 2005 E3 Philippines
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
EB3 (Other Workers) January 1, 2003 Other Workers All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
January 1, 2003 Other Workers China — Mainland Born
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
January 1, 2003 Other Workers India
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
January 1, 2003 Other Workers Mexico
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
January 1, 2003 Other Workers Philippines
Visas became available for dates prior to date listed.
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
No change.
All dates Religious Workers China — Mainland Born
No change.
All dates Religious Workers India
No change.
All dates Religious Workers Mexico
No change.
All dates Religious Workers Philippines
No change.
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.