• August 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and EB-2 India To Advance
  • July 14, 2014
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • According to the State Department’s August Visa Bulletin, the priority date cut-off for EB-3 China will advance by more than two years, to November 1, 2008, after the dramatic retrogression that took place in June. EB-2 India will move ahead by nearly five months, to January 22, 2009, continuing an advancement that began this month.

    EB-3 Philippines will advance by 17 months, to June 1, 2010, while EB-3 India will move ahead just one week, to November 8, 2003. For all other countries, EB-3 will remain at April 1, 2011.

    The State Department projects that EB-3 China could advance further in September, due to decreasing demand and the application of unused family-based immigrant visas. EB-2 India is not projected to advance further, and in fact could be retrogressed within the next several months, when demand is expected to increase.

    August 2014 Priority Date Cut-Offs

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

    EB-1
    Current for all countries.

    EB-2
    China: October 8, 2009
    India: January 22, 2009
    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
    China: November 1, 2008
    India: November 8, 2003
    Philippines: June 1, 2010
    All other countries: April 1, 2011

    EB-3 Other Workers
    China: July 22, 2005
    India: November 8, 2003
    Philippines: June 1, 2010
    All other countries: April 1, 2011

    EB-5
    Current for all countries and subcategories.