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Monday, May 16, 2016

June 2016 Visa Bulletin: Major Retrogression in EB-2 India, EB-2/EB-3 China

 

In the June 2016 Visa Bulletin, there are major setback in the employment categories.  

The Final Action date for EB-2 India moves back 4 years and 2 months to 10/01/2004.
The Final Action date for EB-2 China moves back 2 years and 9 months to 01/01/2010.
The Final Action date for EB-3 China moves back 3 years and 8 months to 01/01/2010.

Retrogression was somewhat predicted by DOS’s Charlie Oppenheim before as an ongoing trend. Hopefully this will be a temporary setback. 

However, the Final Action date for China's Other Worker advances 1 year and 4 months to 08/01/2009.  The Final Action date for India's EB-3 also moves forward by 3 weeks to 09/22/2004.

Most family categories' Final Action dates advance moderately. China and India's F1 move forward by 2 months; F2B move forward by 1 and 1/2 months. But China's F4 moves backward by 7 months to 01/01/2003. India's F4 moves backward by 2 years and 7 months to 01/01/2001. 

The F2A Filing Date moves advances by 4 months to 10/15/2015 for China, India, Philippines and Other Countries.


AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)
FD : Dates for Filing Applications

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
01/15/2009
01/15/2009
01/15/2009
02/22/1995
12/22/2004
FD
10/01/2009
10/01/2009
10/01/2009
04/01/1995
09/01/2005
F2A
AD
11/08/2014
11/08/2014
11/08/2014
09/01/2014
11/08/2014
FD
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
10/15/2015
F2B
AD
10/22/2009
10/22/2009
10/22/2009
09/08/1995
06/01/2005
FD
12/15/2010
12/15/2010
12/15/2010
05/15/1996
01/01/2006
F3
AD
12/01/2004
12/01/2004
12/01/2004
10/22/1994
02/01/1994
FD
08/01/2005
08/01/2005
08/01/2005
05/01/1995
08/01/1995
F4
AD
08/08/2003
01/01/2003
01/01/2001
04/15/1997
12/01/1992
FD
05/01/2004
05/01/2004
05/01/2004
06/01/1998
04/01/1993

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
AD
C
C
C
C
C
FD
C
C
C
C
C
EB2
AD
C
01/01/2010
10/01/2004
C
C
FD
C
06/01/2013
07/01/2009
C
C
EB3
AD
02/15/2016
01/01/2010
09/22/2004
02/15/2016
11/01/2008
FD
C
05/01/2015
07/01/2005
C
01/01/2010
Other Workers
AD
02/15/2016
04/22/2007
09/22/2004
02/15/2016
11/01/2008
FD
C
08/01/2009
07/01/2005
C
01/01/2010
EB4
AD
C
C
C
C
C
FD
C
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
02/15/2014
C
C
C
FD
C
05/01/2015
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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