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Monday, July 20, 2015

August Visa Bulletin: EB-3 India Advances / EB-3 China Retrogressed / EB-3 Philippines Available


In August, the employment categories have some significant changes. EB-3 China retrogresses almost 7 years to 06/01/2004 while EB-3 India advances 4 months, also to 06/01/2004. The State Department expects that EB-3 China will return to September 2011 in October, when new fiscal year begins.  Philippines changed from "Unavailable" to a cutoff date of 06/01/2004.  Family visa categories advance moderately in general. 


FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
11/01/07
11/01/07
11/01/07
11/15/94
03/15/00
F2A
12/15/13
12/15/13
12/15/13
11/01/13
12/15/13
F2B
11/15/08
11/15/08
11/15/08
04/08/95
05/22/04
F3
04/08/00
04/08/04
04/08/04
04/22/94
08/22/93
F4
12/01/02
12/01/02
12/01/02
03/01/97
01/15/92

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
12/15/13
10/01/08
C
C
EB3
07/15/15
06/01/04
06/01/04
07/15/15
06/01/04
Other Workers
07/15/15
01/01/04
06/01/04
07/15/15
06/01/04
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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