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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

December 2013 Visa Bulletin: EB-2 India retrogresses to 11/15/2004

As predicted by the Mr. Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State's Visa Office in October and posted on our blog, EB-2 India retrogresses severely in December by 43 months to 11/15/2004.  EB-3 India retrogresses by three weeks to 09/01/2003.  India's retrogression is a result of the large number of cases filed due to the rapid advancement in cutoff dates since the beginning of the fiscal year.  

On the other hand, EB-3 "other workers" for China, Mexico and Other Countries advance one year to 10/01/2001.  

Family First Preference (F-1) China, India and Other Countries move forward by three weeks.  F-2A is unchanged for all countries while F2B China, India and Other Countries all advance five weeks to 05/01/2006.  

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
11/15/06
11/15/06
11/15/06
09/22/93
07/01/01
F2A
09/08/13
09/08/13
09/08/13
09/01/13
09/08/13
F2B
05/01/06
05/01/06
05/01/06
04/01/94
03/22/03
F3
03/08/03
03/08/03
03/03/03
06/01/93
01/22/93
F4
09/08/01
09/08/01
09/08/01
10/22/96
06/01/90

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
11/08/08
11/15/04
C
C
EB3
10/01/11
10/01/11
09/01/03
10/01/11
01/08/07
Other Workers
10/01/11
10/01/11
09/01/03
10/01/11
01/08/07
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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