This notice provides an overview of the number of immigrant numbers available in September in terms of: “dates of final measures “and” dates of application,” indicating the dates when applicants for immigrant visas should be advised to collect and submit the necessary documents to the National Visa Center.

Procedures for Setting Dates

Consular officers must notify the Department of State of visa applicants whose number of qualified documents is limited; USCIS notifies applicants of adjustment of status.

The fiscal year limit for family-sponsored preferential immigrants established in accordance with Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is set.  The limit for immigrants for a fiscal year is based on employment preference and is calculated in accordance with INA 201.

Section 202 states that the land limit for preferential immigrants is set at 7 percent of the total annual limits for employment-based preferential immigrants. The limit for dependent territories is set at 2%.

There are also visas issued under the Dvlottery, whose fee per person is 100 rubles. country and criteria may vary from year to year.

Visa Section and Application

Section 203 (e) of the INA provides that preferential family and work visas are issued to eligible immigrants in the order in which an application is made on behalf of each individual.

Section 203 (d) states that spouses and children of preferential immigrants are entitled to the same status and order if they accompany or accompany the main person. The visa allocation provisions of Section 202 (e) apply to quotas for a foreign state or dependent territory if the visa application crosses a national border.

Section 203 (a) of the INA establishes family sponsorship preference classes for family-sponsored immigrant visas in 4 options

  • 1: (F1) unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens: a given number plus a number not required for the fourth preference.
  • 2: spouses and sons and unmarried sons and daughters of permanent residents: a certain number plus the number (if any) by which the total level of family preferences reaches a certain threshold, plus a possible unused number of first preferences, of which F2A spouses and sons of permanent residents with a certain percentage of the total limit of the second preference, the land border, or F2B unmarried sons and daughters (age 21 and older) of permanent resident aliens with 23% of the total limit of the second preference.
  • 3: (F3) married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens: a number plus the number not required by the first and second preference.
  • 4: (F4) brothers and sisters of adult U. S. citizens: a certain number plus the number not required in the first three preferences.

Applicants for immigration visas with a priority date before the application date listed in the table below may collect and submit the necessary documents for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ National Visa Center upon receipt of a notice from the National Visa Center with detailed instructions.

The application date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date for the first applicant who cannot submit documents to the National Visa Center for an immigrant visa. If a category is designated as “current,” all applicants in that category may submit applications, regardless of the priority date.

Section 203(b) of the INA establishes the following classes of preference for the issuance of employment-based immigrant visas based on employment-based preferences

  • First: priority workers: 28.6 percent of the total level of employment-based preferences, plus the number not required for the fourth and fifth preferences.
  • Second: professionals with higher education or exceptional skills: 28.6 percent of the total level of employment-based preferences, plus the number not required in the first preference.
  • Third: skilled, qualified and other workers: 28.6 percent of the total level, plus the number not required under the first and second preference, of which no more than 10,000 can be allocated to “other workers.”
  • Fourth, some special immigrants: 7.1% of the world level.
  • Fifth, job creation: 7.1% of the total level, of which at least 3,000 are reserved for investors in a targeted rural area or an area with high unemployment, and 3,000 are reserved for investors in regional centers according to § 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.

Remember

September is a very special month for visas. You need to be informed so that you can do what you need to do and when you need to do it so that you can apply.

Unless otherwise noted on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo, individuals who wish to file applications for adjustment of status with USCIS in the Department of Homeland Security should use the” Final Action Dates ” forms below to determine when they may file such applications.

When USCIS determines that there are more immigration visas available for the fiscal year than there are known applicants for those visas, USCIS will indicate on its Web site that applicants may instead use the “Visa Filing Dates” tables in this bulletin.

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