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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

October 2016 Visa Bulletin: China and India EB2 / EB3 Advance


In the October Visa Bulletin, there is positive development in the employment-based (EB) categories. As previously predicted, EB1 has become current again for all countries including India and China.  EB2 is current for all countries exception India and China.  EB2 India advances two years to 01/15/2007.  EB2 China moves forward by 25 1/2 months to 02/15/2012! EB3 China leaped forward by three years to 01/22/2013 while EB2 India advances two weeks to 03/01/2005.  

All countries’ F1, F2, F3 only have a small step forward, mostly in half a month to one month. F4 Chinese move forward four months. The F4 India has a significant advance from 1/1/2001 to 12/1/2002 which is 2 years.

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

FAMILY
Other Countries
China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
09/22/2009
09/22/2009
09/22/2009
04/01/1995
08/01/2005
FD
01/01/2011
01/01/2011
01/01/2011
06/01/1995
05/01/2006
F2A
AD
12/22/2014
12/22/2014
12/22/2014
12/01/2014
12/22/2014
FD
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
F2B
AD
03/15/2010
03/15/2010
03/15/2010
10/01/1995
01/01/2006
FD
02/08/2011
02/08/2011
02/08/2011
06/01/1996
02/01/2007
F3
AD
12/22/2004
12/22/2004
12/22/2004
11/22/1994
07/08/1994
FD
08/22/2005
08/22/2005
08/22/2005
05/01/1995
01/01/1995
F4
AD
11/01/2003
05/01/2003
12/01/2002
05/01/1997
04/15/1993
FD
07/01/2004
07/01/2004
05/01/2004
12/01/1997
04/01/1994

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
C
C
C
C
C
FD
C
C
N/A
C
C
C
EB2
AD
C
02/15/2012
C
01/15/2007
C
C
FD
C
03/01/2013
N/A
04/22/2009
C
C
            EB3
AD
06/01/2016
01/22/2013
06/01/2016
03/01/2005
06/01/2016
12/01/2010
FD
C
05/01/2014
N/A
07/01/2005
C
09/01/2013
    Other    Workers
AD
06/01/2016
01/01/2005
06/01/2016
03/01/2005
06/01/2016
12/01/2010
FD
C
08/01/2009
N/A
07/01/2005
C
09/01/2013
EB4
AD
C
C
06/15/2015
C
C
C
FD
C
C
N/A
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
02/22/2014
C
C
C
C
FD
C
06/15/2014
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 can use the Filing Application Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2016.

For Employment-Based Filings:
You can use the Filing Application Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2016.





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