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Friday, November 16, 2018

December 2018 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 and EB-2 India Close








December's visa bulletin sees slight advancements in most notably the EB-1 and EB-2 categories. All EB-1 categories remain retrogressed. Family categories also advance slightly, particularly in the F-1 category.

India's EB-3 and EB-2 have similar cutoff days now.  Similar to what has happened to Chinese applicants, downgrading from EB-2 to EB-3 is a real possibility now for Indian applicants to speed up the application process.

EB-1 India, China, Mexico, Philippines, Other Countries - advance 3 months.
EB-2 China advances 6 weeks;  EB-2 India advances 1 week.
EB-3 India advances 2 months; EB-3 China and Philippines advance 1 week.

Family 1st India, China, Other Countries - advance 6 weeks.



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

      Family
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
08/08/2011
08/08/2011
08/08/2011
08/01/1997
02/15/2007
FD
03/08/201203/08/201203/08/201204/22/1999
02/15/2008
F2A
AD
10/08/2016
10/08/2016
10/08/2016
09/22/2016
10/08/2016
FD
12/01/2017
12/01/2017
12/01/2017
12/01/2017
12/01/2017
F2B
AD
02/15/2012
02/15/2012
02/15/2012
06/08/1997
06/08/2007
FD
03/22/2014
03/22/2014
03/22/2014
08/01/1997
12/15/2007
F3
AD
08/01/2006
08/01/2006
08/01/2006
12/22/1995
07/08/1995
FD
01/08/2007
01/08/2007
01/08/2007
10/08/1999
06/01/1997
F4
AD
04/22/2005
04/22/2005
06/08/2004
02/08/1998
07/15/1995
FD
02/01/2006
02/01/2006
01/01/2005
09/15/1998
04/22/1997

1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 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 23,400 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

Vietnam
EB1
AD
      07/01/2017
   09/01/2016
07/01/2017
  09/01/2016
07/01/2017
07/01/2017
07/01/2017
FD
06/01/2018
10/01/2017
06/01/2018
10/01/2017
06/01/2018
06/01/2018
C
EB2
AD
 C
07/01/2015
C
  04/01/2009
C
C
        C
FD
C
09/08/2015
C
05/22/2009
C
C
C
EB3
AD
C
06/08/2015
C
03/01/2009
C
06/15/2017
C
FD
C
12/01/2015
C
01/01/2010
C
08/01/2017
C
Other Workers
  AD
C
06/01/2007
          C
03/01/2009
C
06/15/2017
C
FD
C
06/01/2008
C
01/01/2010
C
08/01/2017
C
EB4
AD
C
C
02/22/2016
C
01/01/2017
C
C
FD
C
C
05/01/2016
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
08/22/2014
C
C
C
C
05/01/2016
FD
C
10/01/2014
C
C
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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