A blog about U.S. immigration matters by Paul Szeto, a former INS attorney and an experienced immigration attorney and counsel. Contact Info: 732-632-9888, http://www.1visa1.com/ (All information is not legal advice and is subject to change without prior notice.)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

September 2016 Visa Bulletin: India EB2 / EB3 Advance

In the September 2016 visa bulletin, China’s employment cutoff dates stay unchanged. India’s EB-1 remains unchanged.  EB-2 and EB-3 India move forward by 3 months.  EB-3 Philippines advances 13 months. 

Family 1st China, India and Worldwide move forward by 4 months;  Family 1st Philippines advances 3 months.  Family 2A remains unchanged for all categories.  


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

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
09/15/2009
09/15/2009
09/15/2009
03/22/1995
07/01/2005
FD
01/01/2010
01/01/2010
01/01/2010
04/01/1995
12/22/2005
F2A
AD
11/15/2014
11/15/2014
11/15/2014
09/01/2014
11/15/2014
FD
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
F2B
AD
02/01/2010
02/01/2010
02/01/2010
09/15/1995
12/01/2005
FD
02/08/2011
02/08/2011
02/08/2011
05/22/1996
02/01/2006
F3
AD
12/01/2004
12/01/2004
12/01/2004
11/15/1994
06/15/1994
FD
08/22/2005
08/22/2005
08/22/2005
05/01/1995
08/01/1995
F4
AD
10/08/2003
01/01/2003
01/01/2001
04/22/1997
03/15/1993
FD
06/15/2004
06/15/2004
05/01/2004
06/01/1998
07/15/1993

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
El Salvador Guatemala Honduras
India
Mexico
Philippines
EB1
AD
C
01/01/2010
C
01/01/2010
C
C
FD
C
C
N/A
C
C
C
EB2
AD
02/01/2014
01/01/2010
02/01/2014
02/22/2005
02/01/2014
02/01/2014
FD
C
06/01/2013
N/A
07/01/2009
C
C
            EB3
AD
05/01/2016
01/01/2010
05/01/2016
02/15/2005
05/01/2016
07/01/2010
FD
C
05/01/2015
N/A
07/01/2005
C
01/01/2013
    Other    Workers
AD
05/01/2016
01/01/2004
05/01/2016
02/15/2005
05/01/2016
07/01/2010
FD
C
08/01/2009
N/A
07/01/2005
C
01/01/2013
EB4
AD
C
C
01/01/2010
01/01/2010
01/01/2010
C
FD
C
C
N/A
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
02/15/2014
C
C
C
C
FD
C
05/01/2015
N/A
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)

USCIS’ decision for September as below:
For Family-Sponsored Filings:
You must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for September 2016.

For Employment-Based Filings:
You must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for September 2016.


No comments:

Post a Comment