December Visa Bulletin: India EB-2 to advance, no movement on Dates for Filing

9 Nov 15

UNITED STATES

Application Final Action Dates for Indian nationals in the EB-2 category will advance 10 months to June 1, 2007 (from Aug. 1, 2006), according to the State Department’s December Visa Bulletin published today.

EB-2 China’s cutoff date will remain at Feb. 1, 2012. All other EB-2 categories will remain current.

Several countries will advance in the EB-3 category. The cutoff date for EB-3 China will advance by more than three months to April 15, 2012 (from Jan. 1, 2012). EB-3 Philippines will advance six weeks to Aug. 1, 2007 (from June 15, 2007), and EB-3 India will advance by three weeks to April 22, 2004 (from April 1, 2004). All other countries will advance by two weeks to Sept. 1, 2015 (from Aug. 15, 2015).

All EB-1 categories will remain current.

Application Final Action Dates for Employment-based Preference Cases

Preference China India Mexico Philippines Rest of World
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Feb. 1, 2012 June 1, 2007 Current Current Current
EB-3 April 15, 2012 April 22, 2004 Sept. 1, 2015 Aug. 1, 2007 Sept. 1, 2015
Other workers Aug. 1, 2006 April 22, 2004 Sept. 1, 2015 Aug. 1, 2007 Sept. 1, 2015

Dates for Filing of Employment-Based Visa Applications

There are no changes to the Dates for Filing from last month. However, under the new system, USCIS will post to its website within one week of the Visa Bulletin’s publication whether applicants may file their adjustment of status petitions according to the Dates for Filing chart in place of the Final Action Dates chart.

Preference China India Mexico Philippines Rest of World
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Jan. 1, 2013 July 1, 2009 Current Current Current
EB-3 Oct. 1, 2013 July 1, 2005 Sept. 1, 2015 Jan. 1, 2010 Sept. 1, 2015
Other workers Jan. 1, 2007 July 1, 2005 Sept. 1, 2015 Jan. 1, 2010 Sept. 1, 2015

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