Table 1. Date of Submission of Lawful Permanent Residence Applications Processed April 2012
Mainland China India Mexico Philippines All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
Family
1st: Unmarried adult children of US citizens April 1, 2005 April 1, 2005 May 8, 1993 June 22, 1997 April 1, 2005
2A: Spouses/minor children of LPRs October 8, 2009 October 8, 2009 September 1, 2009 October 8, 2009 October 8, 2009
2B: Unmarried adult children of LPRs January 15, 2004 January 15, 2004 December 1, 1992 December 8, 2001 January 15, 2004
3rd: Married adult children of US citizens February 15, 2002 February 15, 2002 January 15, 1993 July 22, 1992 February 15, 2002
4th: Siblings of US citizens November 8, 2000 November 8, 2000 June 1, 1996 January 8, 1989 November 8, 2000
Employment
1st: Workers/persons with extraordinary ability current current current current current
2nd: Professionals with advanced degrees/persons with exceptional ability May 1, 2010 May 1, 2010 current current current
3rd: Skilled or professional workers March 1, 2005 September 1, 2002 April 8, 2006 April 8, 2006 April 8, 2006
Other workers April 22, 2003 September 1, 2002 April 8, 2006 April 8, 2006 April 8, 2006
4th: Certain special immigrants current current current current current
Certain religious workers current current current current current
5th Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers and Pilot Programs current current current current current
Note: In this table, "current" means that visa numbers are available for all qualified applicants.
Source: US Department of State, Visa Bulletin, April 2012. Available online.


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