June Visa Bulletin: EB-2 China and India continue significant forward movement; EB-3 Philippines to retrogress by two years

11 May 15

UNITED STATES

After advancing significantly last month, priority dates for EB-2 China will continue to jump forward by one year this month from June 1, 2012 to June 1, 2013, according to the State Department’s June 2015 Visa Bulletin. Indian workers in the EB-2 category will also see continued forward movement of more than five months from April 15, 2008 to Oct. 1, 2008. Priority dates for all other nationalities in the EB-2 category will remain current.

Following a retrogression of more than seven years last month, the EB-3 Philippines category will further retrogress by two and a half years from July 1, 2007 to Jan 1, 2005. All other EB-3 preference categories will advance. EB-3 China priority dates will move forward by four months from May 1, 2011 to Sept. 1 2011, while EB-3 India will advance by one week from Jan. 15, 2004 to Jan. 22, 2004. Priority dates for EB-3 Mexico and Rest of World will advance moderately by one and a half months from Jan. 1, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2015.

Summary of June 2015 Visa Bulletin:

EB-1
Current across all countries

EB-2
China: June 1, 2013
India: Oct. 1, 2008
All other countries: Current

EB-3
China: Sept. 1, 2011
India: Jan. 22, 2004
Mexico: Feb. 15, 2015
Philippines: Jan. 1, 2005
All other countries: Feb. 15, 2015

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