Visa Bulletin For August 2015 Released – Family Sponsored Visas

The Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for August 2015. The table below shows the availability of immigrant numbers during August.

Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets an annual minimum family-sponsored preference limit of 226,000.

  • F1: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens:  23,400. Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents:  114,200.
  • F2A: Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents:  77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit.
  • F2B: Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents:  23% of the overall second preference limitation.
  • F3: Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens:  23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.
  • F4: Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens:  65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.


Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01NOV07 01NOV07 01NOV07 15NOV94 15MAR00
F2A 15DEC13 15DEC13 15DEC13 01NOV13 15DEC13
F2B 15NOV08 15NOV08 15NOV08 08APR95 22MAY04
F3 08APR04 08APR04 08APR04 22APR94 22AUG93
F4 01DEC02 01DEC02 01DEC02 01MAR97 15JAN92

For more information about this visa bulletin, please visit the Department of State website.

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