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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 2013 Visa Bulletin: China EB-2 Advances


April's Visa Bulletin is not much different from last month's.  Employment-based 2nd preference for China continues to advance to April 1, 2008 while India Eb-2 remains unchanged. Most other employment categories continue to advance moderately.  On the family side, family-based first categories continue to advance and the most notable advancement is the Philippines’s four-month  advancement  to February 15, 1999.  Family 2A advance three weeks for China, India, the Philippines and the Other Countries.  Family 2B moves forward by five weeks for all countries.  Please see the tables below for details.

Family 
Other Countries
CHINA
INDIA
MEXICO
PHILIPPINES
F1
08MAR06 
08MAR06
08MAR06
01AUG93
15FEB99

F2A
15DEC10 
15DEC10
15DEC10
01DEC10
15DEC10

F2B
08APR05
08APR05
08APR05
22FEB93
15JUL02

F3
22JUL02
22JUL02
22JUL02
22MAR93
01OCT92

F4
01MAY01
01MAY01
01MAY01
01SEP96
15AUG89

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
1st
C
C
C
C
C

2nd
C
01APR08
01SEP04
C
C

3rd
01JUL07
22APR07
08DEC02
01JUL07
08SEP06

Other Workers
01JUL07
01AUG03
08DEC02
01JUL07
08SEP06

4th
C
C
C
C
C

5th
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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