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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

July 2015 Visa Bulletin: Philippines EB-3/OW Unavailable, EB-2 India Unchanged; EB-2 China Advances


The July Visa Bulletin is generally one of advancement. Most Family categories advance by about one (1) month.  On the Employment side,  EB-2 India remains unchanged; EB-3 India advances slight by one (1) week.  EB-2 China moves forward by four (4) months to October 1, 2013.  EB-5 China advances four (4) months to 09/01/2013.   Philippines EB-3 and Other Workers have become "unavailable" regardless of priority dates.  There might be unused visa numbers from Philippines EB-2 in September's bulletin for EB-3 and Other Workers categories.  Otherwise, they must wait for October 1, when next fiscal year's visa numbers become available.


FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
10/01/07
10/01/07
10/01/07
11/15/94
03/15/00
F2A
11/08/13
11/08/13
11/08/13
09/15/13
11/08/13
F2B
10/15/08
10/15/08
10/15/08
04/08/95
05/15/04
F3
03/15/04
03/15/04
03/15/04
04/22/94
08/22/93
F4
10/22/02
10/22/02
10/22/02
03/01/97
12/08/91

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
10/01/13
10/01/08
C
C
EB3
04/01/15
09/01/11
02/01/04
04/01/15
U
Other Workers
04/01/15
01/01/06
02/01/04
04/01/15
U
EB4
C
C
C
C
C
EB5
C
09/01/13
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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