Visa Bulletin for November 1995


A) STATUTORY NUMBERS (This communication provides priority dates
and other transitional information as taken from the State
Department's Visa Bulletin released October 13, 1995.)

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.

              All Charge-
              ability Areas CHINA-
              Except Those  mainland             
              Listed        born          INDIA         MEXICO        PHILIPPINES 

1st           C             C             C             01APR95       21JAN86

2A*           22JUL92       22JUL92       22JUL92       22FEB92       22JUL92

2B            08JUN90       08JUN90       08JUN90       08JUN90       08JUN90       

3rd           01APR93       01APR93       01APR93       08JUL87       01MAR84

4th           01SEP85       01SEP85       15APR84       01NOV84       15SEP77

*NOTE:  For NOVEMBER, 2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are
available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than
22FEB92. 2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to
applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates
beginning 22FEB92 and earlier than 22JUL92.  (2A numbers subject to per-
country limit are "unavailable" for applicants chargeable to MEXICO.)  (The
three-year transition program which had provided additional visas for
spouses/children of legalization beneficiaries has ended; petitions
approved on behalf of such spouses/children continue to accord them status
in the Family 2A preference, however.)

              All Charge-
              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             01MAY94

Other         01MAR91       01MAR91       01MAR91       01MAR91       01MAR91       

4th           C             C             C             C             08DEC93

Certain       C             C             C             C             08DEC93  
Religious Workers

5th           C             C             C             C             C             

Targeted      C             C             C             C             C             
Employment Areas/Regional Centers

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. 



Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides 55,000
immigrant visas each fiscal year (beginning with FY-1995) to provide
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.  Not more than 3,850 visas (7% of
the 55,000 visa limit) may be provided to immigrants from any one country.

The allotment of FY-1996 visa numbers for each region is as follows:
Africa, 20,426; Asia, 7,087; Europe, 24,257; North America (Bahamas), 8;
South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, 2,407; and Oceania, 815.

For NOVEMBER, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to
qualified applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries on a
"CURRENT" basis. 

       (NOTE: All regions/countries will be "Current" for December as well. 
       It remains to be seen if applicant demand will increase sufficiently
       to require oversubscription of any region/country for a subsequent

[The November 1995 Visa Bulletin will be posted to AILA InfoNet in its entirety upon receipt from the Department of State/Visa Office.]


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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 95101359.