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May 2014 Visa Bulletin: No Movement in EB-3 Worldwide and China Cut-Off; Modest Advancements for EB-3 India and EB-2 China




by:
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office

 
April 14, 2014

Previously published on April 9, 2014

According to the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, the priority date cut-off for the EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will remain at October 1, 2012 for China and most other countries. EB-3 India will advance by two weeks, to October 1, 2003.

The priority date cut-off for EB-2 China will advance by five weeks to April 15, 2009 next month, but EB-2 India will remain unchanged at November 15, 2004.

May 2014 Priority Date Cut-Offs

In May 2014, EB immigrant visa priority date cut-offs will be:

EB-1
Current for all countries.

EB-2
China: April 15, 2009
India: November 15, 2004
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
China: October 1, 2012
India: October 1, 2003
Philippines: November 1, 2007
All other countries: October 1, 2012

EB-3 Other Workers
China: October 1, 2012
India: October 1, 2003
Philippines: November 1, 2007
All other countries: October 1, 2012

EB-5
Current for all countries and subcategories.

Family-Based Immigrant Visa Availability in the Coming Months

The State Department projects that cut-off dates in the family-based F-2A category for the spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents may retrogress for Mexico and most other countries within the next several months due to a recent surge in demand. For May, the F-2A cut-off date for Mexico is April 15, 2012 and for most other countries is September 8, 2013.



 

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