• EB-2 Worldwide Cut-Off Expected in July
  • June 7, 2012
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • The State Department is expected to impose a worldwide priority date cut-off for the EB-2 category in July, when demand is likely to exceed the number of remaining EB-2 immigrant visas. According to a senior official, EB-2 could become unavailable worldwide before the end of this fiscal year if high demand persists.

    The exact cut-off date will not be known until the State Department publishes the July Visa Bulletin in the coming days. EB-2 worldwide will remain current until June 30. Qualified EB-2 foreign nationals except those born in India or mainland China should be able to submit applications for adjustment of status or an immigrant visa through that date. EB-2 became unavailable for India and mainland China at the beginning of this month.

    When the FY 2013 immigrant visa quota becomes available on October 1, 2012, the India/China cut-off is expected to be a Summer 2007 date. EB-2 worldwide should be current.