All Charge- ability Areas CHINA- Except Those mainland Family- Listed born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES Sponsored F1 01AUG07 01AUG07 01AUG07 01NOV94 01FEB05 F2A 01AUG13 01AUG13 01AUG13 08JUL13 01AUG13 F2B 22AUG08 22AUG08 22AUG08 01FEB95 01APR04 F3 08FEB04 08FEB04 08FEB04 01APR94 08AUG93 F4 15JUN02 15JUN02 15JUN02 08JUL97 22SEP91 *NOTE: For April, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 08JUL13. F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 08JUL13 and earlier than 01AUG13. (All F2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per- country limit; there are no F2A numbers for MEXICO subject to per-country limit.) limit.) EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES All Charge- ability Areas CHINA- Except Those mainland Listed born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES Employment- Based 1st C C C C C 2nd C 01APR11 01SEP07 C C 3rd 01OCT14 01JAN11 08JAN04 01OCT14 01OCT14 Other 01OCT14 15AUG05 08JAN04 01OCT14 01OCT14 Workers 4th C C C C C Certain C C C C C Religious Workers 5th C C C C C Targeted Employment Areas/ Regional Centers and Pilot Programs D. VISA AVAILABILITY - CHINA-mainland born Employment Third Preference: The cut-off date for this category was advanced very rapidly during the past seven months, in an attempt to generate demand to ensure that all numbers under the annual limit could be made available. Item E in the November 2014 Visa Bulletin notified readers that this rapid movement could require “corrective” action as early as February, once demand began to materialize. Continued heavy demand by applicants with very early priority dates has required a retrogression of this cut-off date for the month of April, to hold number use within the annual numerical limit. Potential forward movement of this cut-off date during the remainder of the fiscal year is dependent on the amount of demand received for applicants with very early priority dates. Employment Fifth Preference: Item D of the February Visa Bulletin advised readers that the expected increase in demand would require the establishment of a cut-off date during the summer to hold number use within the annual numerical limit. The establishment of that date can be expected no later than June.