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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

September 2015 Visa Bulletin: Major Retrogression in EB-2

The last bulletin of the fiscal year reports that both EB-2 India and EB-2 China retrogress to 01/01/2006, representing backward movement of 33 months and approximately 8 years respectively for these two countries. For future predictions, read my earlier blog entry.

Family visa categories continue to advance moderately.


FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
12/15/07
12/15/07
12/15/07
11/15/94
10/22/00
F2A
03/01/14
03/01/14
03/01/14
02/01/14
03/01/14
F2B
12/22/08
12/22/08
12/22/08
07/15/95
09/08/04
F3
05/08/04
05/08/04
05/08/04
05/22/94
09/15/93
F4
01/15/03
01/15/03
01/15/03
03/15/97
03/01/92

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
01/01/06
01/01/06
C
C
EB3
08/15/15
12/22/04
12/22/04
08/15/15
12/22/04
Other Workers
08/15/15
01/01/04
12/22/04
08/15/15
12/22/04
EB4
C
C
C
C
C
EB5
C
09/22/13
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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