AILA Doc No. 99091659 | Dated September 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.
PREFERENCE All Charge- ability Areas Except Those Listed INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES Family 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.)
All Charge- ability Areas CHINA- Except Those mainland Listed born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES Employment- Based 1st C C C C C 2nd C C C C C 3rd C C C C C Other 01JUN93 01JUN93 01JUN93 01JUN93 01JUN93 Workers 4th C C C C C Certain C C C C C Religious Workers 5th C C C C C Targeted Employ- C C C C C ment 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.
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- ability Areas Except Those Region Listed Separately AFRICA AF 12,001 ASIA AS 4,201 EUROPE EU 14,016 NORTH AMERICA NA 10 (BAHAMAS) OCEANIA OC 738 SOUTH AMERICA, SA 1,200 CENTRAL AMERICA, 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.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 99091659.