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-SponsoredAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA-mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101NOV0701NOV0701NOV0715NOV9415MAR00
F2A15DEC1315DEC1315DEC1301NOV1315DEC13
F2B15NOV0815NOV0815NOV0808APR9522MAY04
F308APR0408APR0408APR0422APR9422AUG93
F401DEC0201DEC0201DEC0201MAR9715JAN92

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

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