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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 2015 Visa Bulletin

In April's bulletin, EB-2 India and China advance significantly by 8 months and 7 months respectively.  These advancements enable many applicants to file their I-485 adjustment (green card) applications this month.


FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
08/01/07
08/01/07
08/01/07
11/01/94
02/01/05
F2A
08/01/13
08/01/13
08/01/13
07/08/13
08/01/13
F2B
08/22/08
08/22/08
08/22/08
02/01/95
04/01/04
F3
02/08/04
02/08/04
02/08/04
04/01/94
08/08/93
F4
06/15/02
06/15/02
06/15/02
07/08/97
09/22/91

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
04/01/11
09/01/07
C
C
EB3
10/01/14
01/01/11
01/08/04
10/01/14
10/01/14
Other Workers
10/01/14
08/15/05
01/08/04
10/01/14
10/01/14
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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