Skip to main content
Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers:
Helping US businesses compete globally
Helping immigrants achieve the American dream

Immigrant Visa Priority Dates for January 2009

In January 2009, 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) June 15, 2002 F1 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 24 days.
June 15, 2002 F1 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 24 days.
June 15, 2002 F1 India
Date moved forward 24 days.
October 1, 1992 F1 Mexico
Date moved forward 9 days.
July 15, 1993 F1 Philippines
Date moved forward 44 days.
F2A (Spouse & Children of Green Card Holders) May 15, 2004 F2A All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 44 days.
May 15, 2004 F2A China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 44 days.
May 15, 2004 F2A India
Date moved forward 44 days.
August 15, 2001 F2A Mexico
Date moved forward 14 days.
May 15, 2004 F2A Philippines
Date moved forward 44 days.
F2B (Unmarried Children of Green Card Holders) March 22, 2000 F2B All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 36 days.
March 22, 2000 F2B China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 36 days.
March 22, 2000 F2B India
Date moved forward 36 days.
May 1, 1992 F2B Mexico
No change.
September 1, 1997 F2B Philippines
Date moved forward 48 days.
F3 (Married Children of US Citizens) August 1, 2000 F3 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 10 days.
August 1, 2000 F3 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 10 days.
August 1, 2000 F3 India
Date moved forward 10 days.
October 1, 1992 F3 Mexico
No change.
May 22, 1991 F3 Philippines
Date moved forward 7 days.
F4 (Siblings of US Citizens) February 8, 1998 F4 All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 38 days.
August 22, 1997 F4 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 38 days.
November 1, 1997 F4 India
Date moved forward 47 days.
March 8, 1995 F4 Mexico
Date moved forward 21 days.
May 1, 1986 F4 Philippines
Date moved forward 16 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.
July 8, 2004 E2 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 37 days.
July 1, 2003 E2 India
Date moved forward 30 days.
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.
June 1, 2002 E3 China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 120 days.
October 15, 2001 E3 India
Date moved forward 14 days.
November 15, 2002 E3 Mexico
Date moved forward 75 days.
May 1, 2005 E3 Philippines
No change.
EB3 (Other Workers) March 15, 2003 Other Workers All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Date moved forward 59 days.
March 15, 2003 Other Workers China — Mainland Born
Date moved forward 59 days.
March 15, 2003 Other Workers India
Date moved forward 59 days.
March 15, 2003 Other Workers Mexico
Date moved forward 59 days.
March 15, 2003 Other Workers Philippines
Date moved forward 59 days.
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.