Visa Bulletin 03/2017

10 Feb 2017 The American Dream

New case numbers have been announced. All Green Card winners of the diversity visa program of DV-2017 should regularly check whether their interview appointment is already available. Once your appointment is set, schedule your medical exam, apply for a criminal background check and collect all further necessary documents for the interview.

Case numbers & interviews MARCH 2017 DV-2017

Africa: 28,700 (except Egypt: 18,800 Ethiopia: 19,200)

Asia: 4,700 (except Nepal: 3,850 Iran: 4,600)

Europe: 19,300

North America (Bahamas): 7

Oceania: 800

South America and the Caribbean: 875

Case numbers & interviews APRIL 2017 DV-2017

Africa: 34,900 (except Egypt: 21,800 Ethiopia: 24,500)

Asia: 5,500 (except Nepal: 4,575 Iran: 5,300)

Europe: 22,100

North America (Bahamas): 10

Oceania: 850

South America and the Caribbean: 900

Furthermore, we would like to announce the following waiting periods for immigration via family or employment (extract from the official version). Further information regarding each category can be found on our website - section "Immigrant Visas".

Immigration categories for MARCH 2017

Family Sponsored Preferences

F1                                                  01JUN10

F2A                                                08MAY15

F2B                                                15AUG10

F3                                                  22APR05

F4                                                  22FEB04

Employment-Based Preferences

1st C             

2nd C

3rd 01DECT16

Other workers 01DEC16                                                        

4th C

Certain Religious employees C       

5thNon-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C

5thRegional Center (I5 and R5) C

(Targeted Employment Areas/regional Centers and Pilot Programs)

For more information you can check out the official website of the U.S. Department of State.

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