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Thursday, July 12, 2012

August 2012 Visa Bulletin: FB-1 Philippines Move Back 32 Months


By Paul Szeto, Esq.

In the August 2012 Visa Bulletin, the EB-2 China and India visa categories remain "unavailable" and the EB-2 Other Countries unchanged. There are some advancements in the EB-3 visa categories from one to six weeks.

On the family side, the most significant change is the 32-month retrogression for the First Family Preference Category of the Philippines back to 03/01/1994, while China, India and Other Countries advance three weeks to 08/01/2005.  Family-based Second Preference for China, India and Other Countries also move forward by about six weeks. 

FAMILY
Other Countries
 China
 India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
1-Aug-05
1-Aug-05
1-Aug-05
8-Jun-93
1-Mar-94
F2A
15-Mar-10
15-Mar-10
15-Mar-10
01MAR10 
15-Mar-10
F2B
22-Jun-04
22-Jun-04
22-Jun-04
22-Aug-92
1-Jan-02
F3
1-May-02
1-May-02
1-May-02
22-Jan-93
22-Jul-92
F4
15-Feb-01
8-Jan-01
15-Feb-01
15-Jun-96
1-Feb-89
 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
 India
Mexico
Philippines
EB1
C
C
C
C
C
EB2
1-Jan-09
U
U
1-Jan-09
1-Jan-09
EB3
8-Sep-06
8-Nov-05
1-Oct-02
8-Sep-06
15-Jun-06
Other Workers
8-Sep-06
15-Jun-03
1-Oct-02
8-Sep-06
8-Jun-06
EB4
C
C
C
C
C
Certain 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)


(Paul Szeto, an immigration lawyer and former INS attorney, regularly writes on immigration issues. His contact info: 732-632-9888, info@szetolaw.com)

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