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Monday, September 19, 2011

October 2011 Visa Bulletin: Advancements in Employment 2nd India/China, Family 1st and 2nd


            Following the disappointment September bulletin, October kicks off the new fiscal year with some good news.  First, Eb-2 India and China advance nicely to July 15, 2007.  On the family side, after having been unchanged for a few months, Family 1st finally advances for all countries – China, India, and Other Countries all move forward by six weeks;  Mexico moves forward by one week; Philippines advances two months.  Family 2A moves forward five weeks to January 8, 2009 for China, India, Philippines, and Other Countries.  The Family 2B categories also see anywhere from two to five weeks of advancement.

Family
Other Countries
CHINA-
mainland born
INDIA
MEXICO
PHILIPPINES
F1
15JUN04
15JUN04
15JUN04
22MAR93
08JAN97
F2A
08JAN09
08JAN09
08JAN09
15OCT08 
08JAN09
F2B
15JUL03
15JUL03
15JUL03
22NOV92
01MAY01
F3
08SEP01
08SEP01
08SEP01
01DEC92
08JUN92
F4
15MAY00
15MAY00
15MAY00
08APR96
01AUG88

1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,000 per year).
2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.
2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.
3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens.(about 23,000 per year)
4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens.(about 65,000 per year)


Employment
Other Countries
CHINA-
mainland born
INDIA
MEXICO
PHILIPPINES
EB1
C
C
C
C
C
EB2
C
15JUL07
15JUL07
C
C
EB3
08DEC05
08AUG04
15JUL02
08DEC05
08DEC05
Other Workers
15SEP05
22APR03
08JUN02
15SEP05
15SEP05
EB4
C
C
C
C
C
Religious Workers
C
C
C
C
C
EB5

C
C
C
C
C
1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers, outstanding prof./researchers)
2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.
3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)
4th: "Special Immigrants" (Religious & others)
5th: Employment Creation (Investors)

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