May Visa Bulletin: EB-2 China and India to advance significantly; EB-3 Philippines to retrogress by seven years

13 Apr 15

UNITED STATES

According to the May 2015 Visa Bulletin, the priority date for the EB-2 category for China will advance over one year from April 1, 2011 to June 1, 2012. Indian workers in the EB-2 category will also see progress, as the priority date for this category will move ahead over seven months from Sept. 1, 2007 to April 15, 2008. All other EB-2 preferences categories will remain current.

In the EB-3 category, the Philippines will see substantial retrogression of more than seven years, with priority dates moving back to July 1, 2007 from Oct. 1, 2014. EB-3 China will advance by four months to May 1, 2011, while EB-3 India will advance only slightly by one week to Jan. 15, 2004. The priority date for EB-3 Rest of World and Mexico will advance by three months to Jan. 1, 2015.

Summary of May 2015 Visa Bulletin:

EB-1
Current across all countries

EB-2
China: June 1, 2012
India: April 15, 2008
All other countries: Current 

EB-3
China: May 1, 2011
India: Jan. 15, 2004
Mexico: Jan. 1, 2015
Philippines: July 1, 2007
All other countries: Jan. 1, 2015

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