• EB-2 Will Become Current for All Countries except India and China
  • October 16, 2012
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • According to the U.S. Department of State’s November visa bulletin, the EB-2 category will become current for all countries except India and China next month, as expected. The priority date cut-off for EB-2 India will remain unchanged at September 1, 2004. EB-2 for mainland China will advance six weeks to September 1, 2007.

    The EB-3 professional and skilled worker subcategory will advance by one month for most countries, to November 22, 2006, and just over two months for mainland China, to April 15, 2006, but just one week for India, to October 22, 2002.

    Following the passage of an extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, immigrant visa numbers are once again available and current in that category. The program had been set to expire on September 30, 2012 and thus appeared as unavailable in the October Visa Bulletin

    November 2012 Priority Date Cut-Offs

    In November 2012, EB immigrant visa priority date cut-offs will be:

    EB-1

    Current for all countries.

    EB-2

    China: September 1, 2007
    India: September 1, 2004
    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

    China: April 15, 2006
    India: October 22, 2002
    Philippines: August 8, 2006
    All other countries: November 22, 2006

    EB-3 Other Workers

    China: July 1, 22, 2003
    India: October 22, 2002
    Philippines: August 8, 2006
    All other countries: November 22, 2006

    EB-5

    Current for all countries and subcategories.