A blog about U.S. immigration matters by Paul Szeto, a former INS attorney and an experienced immigration attorney and counsel. Contact Info: 732-632-9888, http://www.1visa1.com/ (All information is not legal advice and is subject to change without prior notice.)

Friday, February 14, 2014

March 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 Continues Advancement

In March's Visa Bulletin, the advancement in EB-3 continues for all countries.  EB-3 China, Mexico and Other Countries advance three months to 09/01/2012; EB-3 Philippines and India move forward by two weeks to 05/01/2007 and 09/15/2003 respectively.  EB-2 China advances to 02/15/09 while EB-2 India remains unchanged at 11/15/2004. 

Family-based immigration also advance moderately for many visa categories.  Family First (F-1) China, India and Other Countries advance one month to 02/01/2007.  However, F-1 Philippines remains unchanged at 08/15/2001 in March.  F-2A is once again unchanged for most countries in March.  F-2A Mexico actually retrogresses to 04/15/2012, a backward movement of 18 months.  Unfortunately, the State Department does not expect any forward movement in Family 2A in the coming months.  F-2B China, India and Other Countries all move forward nicely by seven weeks to 09/01/2006; F-2B Philippines advances two weeks to 06/08/2003.

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
02/01/07
02/01/07
02/01/07
10/15/93
08/15/01
F2A
09/08/13
09/08/13
09/08/13
04/15/12
09/08/13
F2B
09/01/06
09/01/06
09/01/06
05/01/93
06/08/03
F3
06/15/03
06/15/03
06/15/03
06/08/93
02/15/93
F4
11/08/01
11/08/01
11/08/01
11/15/96
09/01/90

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
02/15/09
11/15/04
C
C
EB3
09/01/12
09/01/12
09/15/03
09/01/12
05/01/07
Other Workers
09/01/12
09/01/12
09/15/03
09/01/12
05/01/07
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)

No comments:

Post a Comment