How does an immigrant access the Visa Bulletin?


Quick Answer

Access the Visa Bulletin online at Travel.State.gov by clicking the U.S. Visa link at the top of the home page, as indicated on the website. The Visa Bulletin link is located inside of the Laws And Policy box near the bottom right of the page.

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Links to current and upcoming Visa Bulletins are prominently displayed on the Visa Bulletin page, as shown on the website. Archived Visa Bulletins are also accessible on the page. Sorted by fiscal year, Visa Bulletins are available dating back to fiscal year 2002. A link to archived Visa Bulletins from 1995 to July 2001 is available at the bottom of the list.

As of 2015, individuals can subscribe to the monthly Visa Bulletin via email, according to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs. Instructions are available by scrolling to the bottom of any Visa Bulletin. Subscription removal instructions are also available.

Additional links on the Visa Bulletin webpage include Priority Date Checker, A Guide For New Immigrants, Laws And Regulations, Visa Policy Updates, and Visa Statistics, as shown on the webpage. Near the bottom of the page is a section entitled Comprehensive Lists Of Cut Off Dates. The two headings are Family Preferences and Employee Preferences. Under each are links to cut-off dates for the countries of China, Mexico, India and the Philippines, as well as world-wide.

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