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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

July 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-2 India advances almost 4 years to 9/1/08!

In July, as predicted previously, EB-2 India finally advances after seven (7) months of absolutely no movement.  EB-2 India moves forward to 09/01/08 from 11/15/04, a 45 1/2 months jump! This is certainly good news for Indian nationals who have pending EB-2 cases.  For those Indians whose priority dates are current, they should file their green card applications as soon as possible.

EB-3 India moves forward to 11/01/03.  EB-2 China advances to 07/01/09.  Another significant move is EB3/Other Workers for Philippines, which move forward by one (1) year to 01/01/2009.

For family immigration, F2A (spouses and children of permanent residents) remains unchanged at 05/01/12 for most countries. There are some slight movements in most other family visa categories too.  F1 Philippines advances seven (7) months to 01/01/03.

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
04/01/07
04/01/07
04/01/07
02/01/94
01/01/03
F2A
05/01/12
05/01/12
05/01/12
03/15/11
05/01/12
F2B
05/01/07
05/01/07
05/01/07
11/22/93
08/15/03
F3
10/15/03
10/15/03
10/15/03
08/08/93
03/22/93
F4
12/22/01
12/22/01
12/22/01
12/15/96
01/01/91

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
07/01/09
09/01/08
C
C
EB3
04/01/11
10/01/06
11/01/03
04/01/11
01/01/09
Other Workers
04/01/11
01/01/03
11/01/03
04/01/11
01/01/09
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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