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Saturday, January 11, 2014

February 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB3 continues advancement

In February's Visa Bulletin, the advancement in EB-3 continues for most countries except India, which continues to be stuck at 09/01/20003.  Other countries, including China, Mexico and the Philippines, all move forward by two months.  As discussed before, the advancement in EB-3 China provides a rare opportunity for Chinese nationals who are waiting for EB-2 visas to speed up their immigration process by filing an EB-3 immigrant visa petition.  

There are some slow to moderate movements in several categories on the family side.  For example, F-1 Philippines advances six weeks to 08/15/2001.  F-2B move forward by five weeks for China, India and Other Countries to 07/08/2006.  However, F-2B Mexico retrogresses by eleven months to 05/01/1993. Also significant is that F-2A remains unchanged for all countries for the fifth consecutive month.

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
01/01/07
01/01/07
01/01/07
10/01/93
08/15/01
F2A
09/08/13
09/08/13
09/08/13
09/01/13
09/08/13
F2B
07/08/06
07/08/06
06/01/06
05/01/93
05/22/03
F3
05/15/03
05/15/03
05/15/03
06/01/93
02/08/93
F4
10/22/01
10/22/01
10/22/01
11/08/96
08/08/90

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
01/08/09
11/15/04
C
C
EB3
06/01/12
06/01/12
09/01/03
06/01/12
04/15/07
Other Workers
06/01/12
06/01/12
09/01/03
06/01/12
04/15/07
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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