Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 99091659 (posted Sep. 16, 1999)"
IMMIGRANT NUMBERS FOR OCTOBER 1999
A. STATUTORY NUMBERS (This communication provides priority dates and other transitional information as taken from the State Department's Visa Bulletin released September 16, 1999.) On the following chart, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available.
Listed INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st 15JUN98 15JUL98 08OCT93 01MAR88
2A* 22JUN95 22JUN95 08JUN94 22JUN95
2B 08OCT92 08OCT92 22AUG91 08OCT92
3rd 01SEP95 01SEP95 15MAY91 15NOV87
4th 22AUG88 08JAN87 22AUG88 15JUL79
*NOTE: For OCTOBER, 2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 08JUN94. 2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 08JUN94 and earlier than 22JUN95. (All 2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit; there are no 2A numbers for MEXICO subject to per-country limit.)
ability Areas CHINA-
Except Those mainland
Listed born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C C C C C
3rd C C C C C
Other 01JUN93 01JUN93 01JUN93 01JUN93 01JUN93
4th C C C C C
Certain C C C C C
5th C C C C C
Targeted Employ- C C C C C
The Department of State has available a recorded message with visa availability information which can be heard at (202) 663-1541. This recording will be updated in the middle of each month with information on cut-off dates for the following month.
ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OCTOBER 1999 VISA BULLETIN
B. DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT (DV) CATEGORY
Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides 55,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to permit immigration opportunities for persons from countries other than the principal sources of current immigration to the United States. DV visas are divided among six geographic regions. No one country can receive more than seven percent of the available diversity visas in any one year.
For OCTOBER, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2000 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:
All DV Charge-
Region Listed Separately
AFRICA AF 12,001
ASIA AS 4,201
EUROPE EU 14,016
NORTH AMERICA NA 10
OCEANIA OC 738
SOUTH AMERICA, SA 1,200
and the CARIBBEAN
Entitlement to immigrant status in the DV category lasts only through the end of the fiscal (visa) year for which the applicant is selected in the lottery. The year of entitlement for all applicants registered for the DV-2000 program ends as of September 30, 2000. DV visas may not be issued to DV-2000 applicants after that date. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2000 principals are only entitled to derivative DV status until September 30, 2000. DV visa availability through the very end of FY-2000 cannot be taken for granted. Numbers could be exhausted prior to September 30. Once all numbers provided by law for the DV-2000 program have been used, no further issuances will be possible.