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Monday, October 14, 2013

November 2013 Visa Bulletin: Family 2A Unchanged

For November, family-based second preference (F2A) continues to have the same cutoff date of 09/08/13 for most countries as in October, after it was current for the months of August and September.  Family first preference advances 3 weeks for China and India, 1 month for Philippines.  

On the employment side, movements are slow.  Employment-based third preference (EB-3) move forward by 3 months for China, Mexico and Other Countries.    EB-1 is remains current for all countries.  EB-2 is current for Philippines, Mexico and Other Countries.  EB-2 and Eb-3 India remain unchanged.  EB-3 China advances 3 weeks. 

Family 
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
10/22/06
10/22/06
10/22/06
09/22/93
07/01/01

F2A
09/08/13
09/08/13
09/08/13
09/01/13
09/08/13

F2B
03/22/06
03/22/06
03/22/06
04/01/94
03/01/03

F3
02/08/03
02/08/03
02/08/03
06/01/93
01/08/93

F4
08/22/01
08/22/01
08/22/01
10/22/96
04/22/90


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
C
10/08/08
06/15/08
C
C

EB3
10/01/10
10/01/10
09/22/03
10/01/10
12/15/06

Other Workers
10/01/10
10/01/10
09/22/03
10/01/10
12/15/06

EB4
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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