Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information.*

Upcoming month's visa bulletin: March 2013

This month's visa bulletin: February 2013

Archived visa bulletins: January 2013 and before


Comprehensive Lists of Cut-Off Dates:
The lists below are updated annually. Please refer to the Visa Bulletins above or on the Archived Visa Bulletins page for cut-off dates established during the current fiscal year.  

    Family Preference:

    Employment Preference:

* Operation of the Numerical Control Process (PDF) - Explains how immigrant visas subject to numerical limitations are allotted and the determination of cut-off dates for the Visa Bulletin.